Search has become ubiquitous; it’s how people learn, discover the world around them, and find the best answers to their needs. “Near me” searches have doubled in the past year, and now, 50% of all searches have local intent. As increasingly time-constrained consumers are overwhelmed with options and information, it’s more important than ever that
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
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 in survey history for the NRF. For the 90% of shoppers who purchase in-store in this season, digital experiences are more important than ever, with more than 80% of shoppers engaging with brands and retailers online before visiting a store.
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.
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