We were lucky to join hundreds of marketers in our own backyard, at beautiful Paradise Point, for San Diego SearchLove. The two-day conference is packed with search strategies, analytics, content creation, and more. While the conference is predominantly search-focused, speakers present on a wealth of online marketing topics, from content marketing and advertising to
Over the past couple of years, local search marketing has become a necessity for every business, big or small. Making sure your business is present on Google, Bing and Yelp is critical, yet big brands have struggled to make their marketing dollars produce the maximum benefit. Traditionally, brands have looked to paid advertising to ensure
A battle is being waged online, as independent merchants struggle for top billing in local search results. According to Street Fight’s Local Merchant Survey, one-quarter (25%) of SMBs say search engine optimization is the area of marketing where they need the most help. Part of the challenge for Main Street merchants has to do with
T’was a month before Black Friday and all through the industry…. The holiday 2015 retail season may be significantly higher than last year – the National Retail Federation’s annual survey of shoppers found that most intended to spend 1% more per respondent with an average spend per shopper of $805 – which is the highest
During the last few weeks, my unfiltered social media (Twitter, Instagram) has been flooded with national current events, largely the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, and then the equally contentious trial of Daniel Pantaleo. In both cases the outcome of non-indictment brought a severe public backlash that flooded my inbox, phone, television and social feeds. In
In the constantly shifting local search landscape, where it can feel like the targets are forever on the move, marketers are scrambling to measure the ROI or their efforts. For local SEO, marketers utilizing best SEO practices are critical to driving maximum impact before and during the upcoming holiday season.
A few weeks ago, I began seeing troubling bits of news in my Twitter feed about Ferguson, Mo. After watching an escalation of news in my Twitter and Facebook feeds over a matter of hours, I was baffled by the absence of the news as a trending topic. , and apparent absence from my feed
After attending Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco last month, we wanted to share the latest trends in the rapidly evolving hyperlocal space. Ted Zagat, Facebook’s local product marketing manager, spoke about the six “Mega Trends” his company is focusing on this year, specifically: 1. Personalized marketing 2. Mobile user experience for all channels
By Karisa Macias / Marketing Manager, Rio SEO "Stay curious. Be passionate. That's our job as marketers." -David Shing Last week, my home town hosted one of the West Coast’s premier one-day digital marketing and ad technology events, Interactive Day San Diego, with more than 1,200 marketers in attendance. Imagine an entire day with thought leaders covering
One of the things I’ve been pondering lately revolves around the digital marketing and social media buzz words: Owned, Paid and Earned. While these words imply different channels, marketer relationships with those channels, media formats, their audience reach and persona types, I believe it is time to stop considering them mutually exclusive silos.