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
You may hear the term latent semantic indexing (LSI), sometimes referred to as latent semantic analysis, thrown around in SEO circles. The question then arises, is LSI something you should be using to improve your online visibility? In this post, we take a look at what latent semantic indexing really is, why it matters, and
Ezekireal (Zeek) Thomas is a Strategist with Mediahub. In this interview-based post, he shares tips and advice to help enterprise brands make the most of their local search partner relationship. The local search and listings issues that brands face at the enterprise level are substantial, but Zeek Thomas loves the challenge of the search industry.
Google recently announced that they are providing support for websites to add structured data to COVID-19 announcements. As enterprise brands seek new ways to communicate critical changes to their business operations, we recommend the use of structured data on your local landing pages to better highlight important updates and announcements, such as: Closure notice Travel
You’ve invested ample time optimizing your Google My Business (GMB) listings and strategizing your local search marketing initiatives. However, your effort won’t prove to be worthwhile if you aren’t interpreting metrics at scale that matter most at your individual locations and on a corporate level. So how do you know which metrics you should take
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 Sterling Sky, Inc. Together, we explored tactics for improving local search
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