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 searchers will visit a local store. The local search ecosystem is a great opportunity for local stores to connect, but an incredible challenge for multi-location brands. How can
It’s a brave new world in local. 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 Strategy & Insights
As search and digital marketing have evolved, increasingly aiding consumers in finding real-world products and locations, it’s become clear that a more sophisticated approach to identifying search-to-in-store-sales is needed. Consumers are more mobile-focused than ever; smartphones dominate, accounting for 60% of our digital media time. Earlier this year, we also learned that more than 50%
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.
Brands know that local search leads to action. In their ‘Understanding Consumers’ Local Search Behavior’ research, Google discovered that 50% of consumers who conducted a local search on their smartphone visited a store within a day, while 34% of desktop and tablet searchers did the same. The opportunity is clear, yet brands struggle to
Last week in sunny San Diego, Community Manager for Google My Business Jade Wang opened Rio SEO’s Local Search Summit conference with an information-packed keynote for local and multi-location marketers. Wang launched her Going Local with Google presentation by identifying Google’s goals in local search: to help searchers discover new places and interesting facts; to get