Managing your online local listings as a multi-location brand is both an art and a science. The landscape for how consumers find (and refer) businesses continues to change at a furious pace. The good news: There is an ever-growing list of digital resources that can help prospective customers find nearby locations of large organizations, and it extends beyond search engine giants like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Here are some tips on how your brand can boost search engine visibility through local listings.
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.
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.
Changes are constantly happening across the Google My Business landscape--changes that affect your business and consumers’ ability to find it in their critical moments of need. Our Local Business Listings team has been tracking these recent changes across several categories like Google Local Q&A, Google Posts, and Local Business URLs. If you’ve heard of a
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, digital 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
As some observant clients have noted this week, it’s no longer possible to edit your business description in the Google My Business dashboard. But what does this mean for businesses and marketers, particularly those managing hundreds or even thousands of location listings? Google Confirms Removal of Editing “My Business” Description In an August 1 update
The online and offline worlds are blurring. Through mobile, the internet now touches most local activities and offline purchases – and the pace of change is accelerating. In the opening keynote at Rio SEO’s Local Search Summit (#LSS2016) in San Diego, Google My Business Content Strategist Willys DeVoll shared Google’s perspective on this rapidly evolving
In mid-December, Google launched its new Google My Business API, allowing brands and developers alike to automate the management of their business listings without the need for bulk files and tedious spreadsheets. Now, local marketers can create and edit locations via the API. But they can also manage special hours, control access at the local
SAN DIEGO, CA (Feb 03, 2016) - Rio SEO, the leader in automated local and mobile search software, is pleased to announce the integration of the recently launched Google My Business API with the Rio OpenLocal software platform. This new development grants Rio SEO’s 100+ multi-location retailers and service providers enhanced access at improved speeds to
Earlier this month, Google modified the map results. It renders three local business results rather than the seven that have graced desktop local search for the past several years. The ‘map pack’ terminology used by the search community has been degraded to ‘stack pack,’ ‘snack pack’ for restaurants or for those more upset at the