How Google Aims to Be a Single Source of Truth for Your Business and What to Do About It

By |2019-08-13T14:29:25-07:00August 13, 2019|

What you will learn in this post: Why optimizing your enterprise’s online presence for Google is necessary for both local search engine optimization and increasing consumer engagement and trust. The importance of acquiring more reviews (both first- and third-party) and leveraging them for an increased aggregate star rating. The additional features and tools Google

The 5 Most Common Challenges Brands Face when Creating Local Landing Pages

By |2019-08-12T20:23:05-07:00August 7, 2019|

If you run a multi-location enterprise, then, your foot traffic for each location is directly linked to your local online visibility. One way to do this is by creating local landing pages that are unique for each store location and region. But simply creating local landing pages is not enough. These pages must be optimized for local search inquiries and lead customers from their initial search to an in-store visit. Here are five challenges brands often face when creating local landing pages and how Rio SEO’s Local Pages can help.

Local Links Connect You with Better Local Rankings

By |2019-07-02T11:33:57-07:00June 26, 2019|

What you will learn in this post: Why and how to audit your site’s backlink profile How to identify and leverage opportunities for local link building The importance of community outreach for improved link equity and local SEO Your website’s local and organic search rankings depend on a number of factors, but backlinks remain one

Local Marketing Experts Share Insight & Tips for Brands in Live AMA

By |2019-07-02T14:09:35-07:00June 23, 2019|

Your Greatest Local Marketing Questions: Answered If you could ask an SEO expert anything to help solve your brand’s search challenges and improve online performance, what would it be? We recently invited multi-location enterprises and marketers to “Ask Us Anything” in a live webinar and fielded questions on everything from getting multiple locations to rank

How to Update Your GMB Listing When You Move, Buy or Sell a Business

By |2019-07-02T11:33:32-07:00May 23, 2019|

When looking for local goods and services, consumers want to experience as little friction as possible. Utilizing Google My Business (GMB) to manage your listings helps streamline this process, bringing more eyeballs and foot traffic to your location. Fortunately, updating your listings is straightforward with GMB. To help get you started, here are the steps you should take if you are moving, buying or selling.

How to Optimize for the Google Local 3-Pack

By |2019-07-02T11:33:07-07:00April 18, 2019|

Google’s Local 3-Pack is an incredibly valuable piece of real estate for local businesses, especially in competitive local markets. Learn what Google is looking for in local listings worthy of the 3-pack right now, which ranking factors impact Local Pack listings most, and how you can help all of your locations improve their local visibility.

‘Offers’ Now Have Extra Visibility on Your Locations’ GMB Local Panel

By |2019-07-02T11:32:55-07:00March 12, 2019|

Google gave business locations an additional opportunity to enhance their local visibility with an update to ‘Offers,’ a type of Google Post, recently. The change gives Offers more dedicated space within the local panel and allows businesses to load up to 10 Offers in the carousel. “The new layout introduces a dedicated space for business owners to feature their most recent offers—making a quick decision for their potential customers even easier,” GMB Senior Product Manager Amir Fish wrote in the feature announcement.