by Cynthia Sener, VP of Operations and Product at Rio SEO Recently, my colleague Chad Klingensmith and I had the opportunity to participate in the Local Search Association’s webinar, How to Use Organic SEO to Rank in Google’s Local 3-Pack. Co-host Joy Hawkins joined us as well as the incredibly sharp and talented founder of
The local search industry is buzzing, and visual search technology is at the core of it all. What’s the latest news, you ask? Google “Focuses” on Visual Search with ‘Lens’ First of all, Google’s recent unveiling of Google Lens at their I/O developer conference leverages AI technology and Google’s software to supercharge your phone’s camera.
#LSS2017 - Local Search Summit Insights - originally posted on LSA Insider - The Official Voice of the Local Search Association Last week at the 2017 Local Search Summit (Rio SEO’s client event) the presentations spanned the digital marketing spectrum with a focus on local search, new technologies, content marketing and more.
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
It’s around this time that we resolve to do things just a little bit better than the year before. By mid-January, most of these resolutions have fallen to the wayside as they are too hard to consistently do. Often, the smartest resolutions aren’t those major changes, but small tweaks, replacing bad habits with good and
The commercial intent of local mobile queries is undeniable. Within a day of using a smartphone to search for products or services nearby, more than half of consumer experiences include a visit to a local store. The local search ecosystem is a great opportunity for local stores to connect, but an incredible challenge for multi-location
It’s a brave new world in local search marketing services. Emerging technologies offer myriad opportunities to connect with consumers in their moments of need and the volume of available data threatens to overwhelm. Local marketers are understandably confused about what they should be doing today, let alone where to look next. Greg Sterling, VP of
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
Brands know that local search leads to action. In their ‘Understanding Consumers’ Local Search Behavior’ research, Google discovered two important metrics. First, 50% of consumers who conducted a local search on their smartphone visited a store within a day. Secondly, 34% of desktop and tablet searchers did the same. The opportunity is clear. However, brands