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[Video]: Paid Search Account Audits

By: Mindstream Media, Marketing and Media Agency

A paid search account audit by Mindstream Media evaluates a variety of components and projects the potential increase to the bottom line of your business.

TESTING, TESTING…1, 2, 3

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Location Solutions

As always, Google continues to test new search features. The most recent and noteworthy include: Showing competitor ads on local business profiles Highlighting content on-site based on the search result clicked Bulk Google My Business review management Competitor Ads on Local Business Profiles One not-so-popular test Google is currently conducting is placing competitor ads on business … Continued

Google Says Goodbye to Average Position

By: Carrie Thompson, Marketing Specialist

The old saying that the only thing constant is change certainly rings true in search advertising. Between frequent algorithm updates, modifications to ad formats and the introduction of new products, features and tools, Google keeps search marketers on their toes. Earlier this year the search giant announced it would be removing the Average Position metric … Continued

NEW FEATURES FROM GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

By: Alyssa Wind, Account Service Specialist

Continuing their quest to make Google the one-stop shop for local business information, Google My Business has added several new features to their listings over the past couple months. We’ve seen Google do this multiple times over the past few years as they’ve heightened their focus on the local space by continually enhancing the local … Continued

Google Updates Travel Features

By: Andrea Brandon, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services

Google wants to be the first and last place you go for Labor Day travel planning—and for every day travel planning. The search giant previously said goodbye to the Google Trips app and moved travel booking to Google Travel. Now, Google has announced more features for its Travel product, adding to the depth of capabilities … Continued

[Video]: Amplifying Value with Vendor Partnerships

By: Mindstream Media, Marketing and Media Agency

Crushing the media game for our clients every day isn’t easy. Our VP of Marketing & Creative, Andrea Brandon, explains how our partnerships help us get it done.    

The Latest and Greatest in Google Marketing – What Local Marketers Need to Know

By: Mindstream Media, Marketing and Media Agency

Google came out swinging this month. In the first two weeks of May alone, there was a flurry of Google marketing events and news. First, there was Google I/O – the annual developer conference – from May 7-9. Then, the search company (which doesn’t seem like nearly a broad enough descriptor) kicked off Google Marketing Live … Continued

5 Voice Search Optimization Strategies You Need to Know

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Location Solutions

Voice-enabled speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo have become a significant part of consumers’ everyday lives. According to research from eMarketer, almost 75 million people in the United States will use smart speakers this year. And, nearly three-fourths of those users will use their smart speakers to conduct general searches. This rising usage makes … Continued