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How to Crush the Local SEO Game with Optimized Location Pages

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

For multi-location brands, location pages are a fundamental component of a comprehensive local SEO strategy. These pages serve as vehicles to help local consumers find the information they need to contact your business and make a purchase. To make sure your location pages are up to the task, you need to optimize both the on-page … Continued

What Multi-Location Brands Need to Know About Google’s March 2019 Core Update

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Local Solutions

It’s been just over a month since Google released a core algorithm update that sent shockwaves through the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. Originally dubbed “Florida 2.0” by speculators, Google promptly renamed it the March 2019 Core Update (ostensibly to make it easier for everyone to grasp). We understand it can be useful to some … Continued

Local SEO Trends Featuring News from Yelp, Waze and Google

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Local search moves fast. That’s why Mindstream Media is here to help local businesses and multi-location brands keep up with the latest search engine optimization (SEO) news and trends. Here’s a recap of a few of the biggest stories in local SEO from the past month.  Yelp rolls out Verified License badges In March, Yelp … Continued

3 Content Marketing Strategies You Need to Know to Drive Sales

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

The big idea: Just because a consumer has decided on a product to buy, doesn’t mean they know where or how to make the purchase. In this blog post, we’ll cover three Content Marketing strategies to help brands deliver the right information at the right time. For marketers, this is the moment we live for … Continued

SMX Recap: Emerging Local Search Trends You Need to Know

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Local Solutions

The 2019 Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West was held in San Jose, CA at the end of January. The conference is known for touching on some of the hottest topics in search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO) and local search. This year, some of the top minds in local search gave presentations to … Continued

Top 5 takeaways from Moz’s 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Local Solutions

Moz recently released its annual Local Search Ranking Factors survey covering a broad range of topics including Google My Business signals, local reviews, links, citations and much more. To develop the results, Moz surveyed top local SEO practitioners. The respondents offered their thoughts on what they considered to be the most influential factors determining Google’s local … Continued

How to Boost Your Marketing Strategy by Understanding Consumers’ Buying Intent

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

As consumers research purchases online, they leave behind a myriad of clues about their buying intent. Every search conducted, website visited and link clicked tells a story. Combined, these actions tell marketers everything we need to know about a consumer’s purchase intent (i.e., the products they’re interested in buying) and shopping preferences (e.g., buying in-store … Continued

Marketing Defined: A Glossary of Essential Marketing, Media and Advertising Terms

By: Mindstream Media, Marketing and Media Agency

Having trouble keeping track of marketing, media and advertising terms? Here’s our ongoing collection of essential industry terms to help you understand your marketing campaigns.  This glossary will cover key terms across traditional and digital marketing disciplines including: Search Engine Marketing  Search Engine Optimization Local Search Engine Optimization Display Advertising Video Advertising Social Media Marketing … Continued

What Google’s Move to Drop Anonymous Reviews Means for Local Brands

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Local Solutions

In late June, Google officially announced they were removing anonymous reviews from business listings. Google provided local search blogger Mike Blumenthal a short and sweet statement confirming the move. “We do not allow anonymous reviews today and we’ve removed legacy anonymous reviews.” The actual purge of anonymous reviews appears to have occurred in May. Google’s confirmation … Continued

[Guide]: Voice Search Marketing – How to Reach Smart Speaker Users

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Our latest guide can help your brand connect with consumers conducting voice searches on their smart speakers. Download this guide to learn: What smart speakers are and how these devices work. How many people are using their smart speakers. How consumers are using these devices to help them make purchases. What you need to do … Continued