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
It’s getting more and more challenging for brands to ensure they’re being found online in the moments that matter. Increased competition, exploding mobile media consumption and evolving consumer preferences are among the factors driving the need for local marketers to connect on a more meaningful level with their local consumers. In a recent webinar hosted
Last week, we joined 1,600 of our fellow search marketers in Seattle for the sold-out SMX Advanced conference. It’s tough to summarize the best that came out of the conference in just a few takeaways given the amount of tactic-rich, jam-packed information that was shared, but we did our best! Highlights from #SMX Advanced 2016: Google
Structured data -- it may sound like drab geek speak, but when local marketers learn the extent to which structured data can increase traffic, improve visibility in search, and make websites more attractive to Google, the term suddenly becomes a lot sexier. By definition, structured data refers to any data that resides in a fixed
Smartphones have become ubiquitous in the shopping process, from discovery to comparison-shopping to actually completing transactions. The trend to mobile has dramatically and permanently changed the way shoppers look for local business information. People are increasingly searching for local business data while they’re on the go and even while in-store considering a purchase. In fact,
Earlier this month, Google modified the map results to render 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 design, ‘crap pack.’
Join us for our next webinar with Digital Marketing Depot! Stop struggling with desktop optimization—the real action now and in future is in mobile. According to Google, consumers overwhelmingly turn to their mobile devices (94 % of the time) when the information they seek is local. Seventy-eight percent of these mobile local searches result in an offline purchase within a few hours.
By Karisa Macias / Marketing Director, Rio SEO As costs continue to rise in the increasingly competitive paid search market and Google pushes companies to improve quality and mobile-friendliness to improve user experience, marketers are left wondering where the most impactful optimizations today truly lie. The evolution of organic search to a largely mobile pursuit
Google announced that mobile search volume has finally overtaken desktop search, not only in the U.S., but in 10 countries including Canada, the United States and Japan. And Comscore research indicates that 78 % of local-mobile searches resulted in an offline purchase (usually in a few hours). Attendees will learn how: 1.