How to Optimize for the Google Local 3-Pack

By |2019-04-18T13:27:00-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Rio SEO Blog|Tags: , , , |

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.

The Multi-Location Business Guide to Recent Google My Business Updates

By |2019-02-26T01:03:49-07:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Rio SEO Blog|Tags: , |

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

Searchlove 2017: San Diego – Our Favorite Local Takeaways

By |2019-02-26T04:33:36-07:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Rio SEO Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  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

Google My Business Removes Ability to Edit Description – What It Means & What’s Next

By |2017-12-15T11:58:34-07:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Rio SEO Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

How Google My Business Connects Local Businesses in the Moments That Matter #LSS2016

By |2017-12-15T11:58:36-07:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Rio SEO Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Local Search Leader Announces Integration with Google My Business

By |2017-12-15T11:58:36-07:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

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