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Local Marketing Resources

Rio’s Guide to GMB for Enterprise Brands

July 31, 2019|

Consumers use Google to quickly find information on brands and local businesses, and Google wants to keep them on their platform. With Google My Business (GMB), the search giant has nearly eliminated the need for users to click off the search results page. Instead, all of the information they need, like addresses, phone numbers, and directions, is right in front of them. Businesses that do not take advantage of Google My Business’ features, or neglect to update their local listings, run the risk of losing potential customers to the competition. On the other hand, utilizing GMB to its fullest potential

The Definitive Guide to Managing Online Listings for Restaurant Chains

April 26, 2019|

In this eBook, we outline the several components of a successful restaurant marketing campaign, primarily focusing on managing online listings and local search success. Here you will also find information on recent technology trends shaping the industry, the most prominent listing platforms, best practices for managing customer reviews, and building consumer trust. By keeping your listings fresh, responding to online reviews, and optimizing your digital presence, restaurants have a better chance at thriving in this highly competitive space.

Measuring the ROI of Google Posts for Enterprise Brands: An Analysis of Over 5000 Google Posts

April 11, 2019|

How useful are Google Posts in boosting online brand promotion? To test the effectiveness of Google Posts, Rio SEO’s team created a study to track, identify, and analyze the benefits of this feature in the final quarter of 2018. The scope of the study included the analysis of 5000 Google Posts created for multi-location brands within various industries. Specific benchmarks were measured, such as website actions, total views, direct searches, phone call actions, and more.

Global Locator Strategy: How International Brands Succeed in Local Marketing

December 4, 2018|

Multi-location brands face unique challenges in local SEO, particularly global enterprises operating in many smaller pockets of large, diverse markets. Today, over 52% of worldwide online traffic is mobile and according to Google, a third of mobile searches have local context. When language, local customs, geo-political challenges, regional support and other factors are in play, how can large companies drive sales at the local level?

POV: 7 Types of Content You Need in a Voice Search World

June 21, 2018|

In a local search landscape that is increasingly driven by voice queries, does your brand have what it takes to compete in the search results? In much the same way as Google taught us to type questions into a search box to find solutions to our needs so many years ago, Voice Assistants are now enabling us to solve everyday problems with spoken queries. Pew Internet Research predicts that by 2025, AI technology aided by personal assistants will be integrated into nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Today, 45% of users who use AI personal assistants said they use

Online Review Trends & Their Impact on Multi-Location Businesses

May 21, 2018|

When it comes to finding information about local businesses, mobile search has become quite ubiquitous. Today, nearly 1/3 of all mobile searches have location-specific context, and 76% of people who conduct a search on their smartphone for something nearby will visit a business within one day. What’s more, they’re searching with great intent, and 28% of those searchers will complete a purchase or transaction. Many of the changes that Google has implemented come from the search giant’s laser-sharp focus on the mobile purchasing journey. 66% of smartphone users agree it’s important to have the ability to call a business directly