Expert Tips For Closing Branch Locations in Google My Business

By |2020-06-30T09:39:50-07:00June 30, 2020|

To say 2020 has been nothing short of predictable doesn’t quite do the trajectory of this year justice. From the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including widespread business closures globally, to the recent riots that also forced businesses to shut their doors, the implications of losing customers and cash flow have been felt across

Local Pages Playbook: How Enterprise Brands Win At Local Search

By |2020-06-24T12:10:33-07:00June 24, 2020|

Download our Local Pages Playbook We know accurate, up-to-date local listings are critical for discovery for enterprise brands. But how does your brand appear locally for those valuable, non-branded, and longtail search queries? That's where local pages come into play, another key component of any successful enterprise local marketing strategy. Local pages are helping multi-location

Lessons Learned from Managing Local Listings in a Time of Crisis

By |2020-07-06T12:17:51-07:00June 23, 2020|

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprise brand marketers have had their priorities shift dramatically and often. Budgets have had to be reimagined, entire campaigns reworked, and even entire business strategies rethought. Yet, throughout all of the uncertainty and turmoil, the prime concern for brands has been the need for timely, reassuring customer communications.   When a crisis

8 Best Practices We Learned from Analyzing KPIs on 200+ Brands’ Local Listings During COVID-19 [Webinar Recap]

By |2020-06-22T09:55:57-07:00June 22, 2020|

The past few months have brought massive change to the local marketing landscape. Temporary store closures, regulatory and public health requirements, changes to hours of operation and staffing, GMB updates, and more have wreaked havoc with local business communications and operations. In order to help brands understand how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted consumer behavior,

4 On-Page SEO Best Practices for the Age of Social Distancing

By |2020-06-19T09:24:01-07:00June 19, 2020|

COVID-19 dramatically impacted consumer behavior, from the widespread fear and anxiety caused to the very real impact of an extensive period of worldwide lockdown and social distancing. Naturally, many consumers utilized Google more extensively to research COVID-19 updates including business closures, hour changes, and reopenings. Customers now have a whole new set of considerations and

GMB Insights Study: Navigating Local Search in Times of Crisis [Whitepaper]

By |2020-06-18T11:53:56-07:00June 18, 2020|

Download the GMB Insights Study Now Globally, we could have never predicted the wide-ranging business interruptions and impacts that were experienced at the onset of COVID-19. When news of the pandemic first started to circulate in late February, customers felt a vast array of emotions as fear and panic began to set in. On the

Local Marketing Trends with Acronym: Client Interview

By |2020-06-11T16:38:24-07:00June 2, 2020|

John Albin is the SEO Manager at Acronym. In this interview-style post, John shares his local marketing tips and insight into the latest trends in local search marketing.  Rio SEO is fortunate to work with exceptional businesses, one of those being Acronym, a top search agency headquartered in New York City. Together, Rio SEO and

How Local Advertising is Changing (And Where to Focus Now)

By |2020-05-28T11:05:47-07:00May 28, 2020|

Local advertising has been in a state of flux since the Coronavirus pandemic took hold across the United States. The projected impact on advertisers and the brands they serve is huge—in just one example, eMarketer predicted that Twitter’s advertising revenue would plummet by up to 40% in March. That was relatively early in the North

Supporting Multi-Location Businesses Through COVID-19

By |2020-05-26T16:13:47-07:00May 26, 2020|

Updated May 26, 2020 As the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve rapidly and new information is emerging constantly, we will be continuously updating this post with the latest information and recommendations. For a current list of platform updates, blogs, resources and other useful links, please visit our COVID-19 Local Marketing Resources

How to Perfect Your Local Strategy for New Restaurant Services

By |2020-05-27T09:24:34-07:00May 26, 2020|

It’s Friday evening. If you’re residing in a state that is still adhering to stay-at-home orders, you’re likely lounging on your couch, contemplating what to eat for dinner. You’ve now become well-accustomed to ordering food for delivery or swinging by your favorite restaurant for curbside pickup. While going out for a nice dinner out may