The Latest Google My Business Updates Hotel Brands Can’t Miss

By |2021-04-20T07:35:28-07:00April 20, 2021|Blog Posts, Hospitality|

The Coronavirus pandemic brought with it sweeping, wide-ranging, and impactful local marketing disruptions for all brands, with hospitality one of the hardest hit. In November, while tracking local search metrics in GMB for over 200,000 locations each month to better bring to light the impact of the pandemic, we found that hospitality brands’ metrics were

Local Consumer Search Behavior Trends March 2021 Update

By |2021-04-15T13:39:22-07:00April 15, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Search Data|

This month, our analysis of local search trends across over 200,000 U.S. business locations’ Google My Business accounts shows marked increases in search interest in every vertical over February. While there is certainly some seasonality at play, the larger trends of vaccination rollout and economic recovery are driving the strong results you’ll see below. In

The Top 10 Latest Rio SEO Platform Enhancements You Can’t Miss

By |2021-03-31T12:30:37-07:00March 31, 2021|Blog Posts, Product Updates|

The local search marketing landscape is constantly evolving. If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that it’s almost never “business as usual” anymore and we must always be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. As your priorities and strategies change, so too should the technology you leverage to run your business. Rio SEO’s

How Search Engines Adapted to Local Marketing Changes Due to COVID-19

By |2021-01-14T06:18:29-08:00January 14, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

We’ve all heard bold statements about how the world will never be the same following the current pandemic. And while it’s certainly true to say that the global marketplace has experienced unprecedented shifts in consumer behavior over the last year, it’s worth noting that global, of course, also entails local.  In a time characterized by

11 Tips for Enterprise Local Holiday Marketing Success Despite COVID-19

By |2020-09-14T09:07:22-07:00September 14, 2020|Blog Posts, Local Marketing, Retail|

It’s difficult to even hazard a guess as to how consumers will behave leading into and throughout the critical holiday shopping season. As we’ve learned throughout 2020, the state of affairs can change near-instantly. What is certain is that enterprise brands will face unique challenges in connecting with consumers at the local level and will

How to Pivot Your Local Marketing Strategy in Times of Crisis

By |2020-08-04T11:06:34-07:00August 4, 2020|Blog Posts, Resources|

When news of an impending pandemic first began circulating early this year, enterprise local brands began to prepare for what was largely expected to be a temporary business interruption. Outside of epidemiology circles, a wide-ranging lockdown situation wasn’t on the radar until the President declared a national state of emergency. Who could have known that

How Local Marketing Keywords Are Trending Now by Industry (Part 2)

By |2020-07-29T09:37:41-07:00July 29, 2020|Blog Posts|

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to prompt store closures and adjustments to business operations, the business world overall has made great strides in understanding its impact on consumer behavior. Google My Business, Yelp, Facebook, and other platforms continue to add new features and attributes to help businesses better communicate key service and operations information to