The fact that 97% of consumers use search to find local businesses is old news—that finding from BIA Kelsey dates back to a decade ago now. Yet over the past ten years, the importance of both organic and local search in discovery, engagement, and driving motivated buyers into your locations has only grown. In that
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
Over the past couple of years, local search marketing has become a necessity for every business, big or small. To compete in local markets, you must make sure your business is present on Google, Bing and Yelp. However, big brands have struggled to make their marketing dollars produce the maximum benefit. Traditionally, brands have looked
Search and digital marketing has evolved. With the evolution, it increasingly aids consumers in finding real-world products and locations. Clearly, a more sophisticated approach to identifying search-to-in-store-sales is needed now. Consumers are more mobile-focused than ever. For example, smartphones dominate, accounting for 60% of our digital media time. Likewise, earlier this year we also learned
By Karisa Macias / Marketing Director, Rio SEO Costs continue to rise in the increasingly competitive paid search market. To that end, Google pushes companies to improve quality and mobile-friendliness to improve user experience. As a result, marketers wonder where the most impactful local search optimizations today truly lie. The evolution of organic search to
In our last blog post for Local Search Insider, we shared creative ways to win the holiday shopping season with top rankings in paid, organic and maps listings. The accuracy and rankings of map listings are critical to connect and convert consumers with immediate needs, as they search for information from within the proximity of a business.
In our last blog post for Local Search Insider, we shared creative ways to win the holiday shopping season with top rankings in paid, organic and maps listings. The accuracy and rankings of map listings are critical to connect and convert consumers with immediate needs, as they search for information from within the proximity of
Hot on the heels of the latest Penguin update, marketers are scrambling to measure its effects. Penguin 3.0, the first update since October 4th, 2013, completed its rollout early Monday, October 20th. That's right, those who were hit by the last Penguin update waited over a year without an update or refresh to see if
Now that retailers are on the tail end of the back-to-school rush – the second busiest shopping period behind the upcoming winter holidays – the question is: How well is your business prepared to dominate local search results for your products and services this year? Mobile local search comparison shopping is all the rage for
Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to acquire one of the largest independent search and content marketing agencies not affiliated with the major agency holding companies.