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[Infographic]: The Consumer Buying Journey for Multi-Location Brands

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

When developing marketing strategies, it’s important for brands to understand their customers’ buying journeys. I.e., how does someone go from a consumer realizing a need to a customer making a purchase? It can be tough. Buying journeys have become increasingly malleable, it’s no longer about trying to figure out if the journey is linear or … Continued

3 Tips to Help Multi-Location Brands Optimize Their Local Search Presence

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

After a couple of years of touting a rise in “near-me” queries, Google recently announced that these explicitly local searches have fallen out of favor. The search company was quick to point out that this didn’t mean local searches were decreasing, just that “over the last two years, comparable searches without ‘near me’ have grown … Continued

“Near me” Searches on Google are Declining – What that Means for Local Businesses

By: Chelsea Weidauer, Associate Product Specialist - Local Search

Industry Update – Local Search Searching for nearby businesses used to mean almost always using geo-modifiers in the search query. However, while mobile searches for businesses continue to increase, the use of geo-modifiers has actually declined since 2015, according to Google. Over the past two years, searches for local places without the qualifier “near me” … Continued

The Best Way for Multi-Location Brands to Manage Local Business Data

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Managing business information for individual locations is the foundation for any local digital marketing campaign. Updated and consistent location data ensures online users can find your brand’s storefronts, helps persuade consumers to visit your business rather than a competitor’s and improves the legitimacy of your business online to major search engines. If your online location … Continued

3 Ways to Control Multi-location Search Competition in the Same Market – In Under 250 Words

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Whether from Fortune 500 brands, or the franchisees, dealers and agents along Main Street USA, we bump into this question from search advertisers a lot: “Can we prevent competing against ourselves in multi-location markets?” The answer is an unsatisfying yes and no. Completely avoiding overlapping budgets and dog-eat-dog competition among multiple locations in the same … Continued

Snapchat Goes All In On Local Advertising

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Snap Inc., the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat, has experienced its share of turbulence since going public in March 2017. The company’s journey hit a particularly low point last week when its stock fell below the IPO price of $17 per share. But if Snap’s recent moves are any indication, the company has … Continued

Rank ‘em: How Financial Brands Stack Up in Search Engine Results

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Wealth management firms operate in a highly competitive space that requires them to vie for the attention of an increasingly digital-first consumer base. To reach these always-connected consumers, it’s imperative that these brands show up near the top of search engine results pages, according to findings in a report published by Moz this week. The … Continued

[Video]: Taking Control of Your Presence on Google

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

The Building Blocks of Local Search There is a growing number of consumers turning to online search to find local business information. And, with the rise of connected mobile devices allowing consumers to search on-the-go, this trend is only going accelerate. For multi-location brands and local businesses, local search results are a great an opportunity … Continued

[Guide]: 5 steps to optimize your brand’s presence for local searches on Google

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Helping businesses connect with local consumers A guide for optimizing your brand’s presence in Google search results On average, Google handles more than 3.5 billion searches globally every day. And, thanks to smartphones and other connected mobile devices, consumers are able to conduct these searches from anywhere. This guide offers some useful tips to help … Continued

Analysis: Moz releases 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Since its inception in 2008, Moz’s Local Search Ranking Factors survey has been the go-to guide for digital marketers and local businesses looking to increase their rankings in Google’s local search results. Each year the survey asks various industry experts to share what they think are the most influential ranking factors in local search results … Continued