Local Search

How Multi-Location Brands Can Optimize Websites for Voice Search Results

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

When it comes to media adoption, consumers are a little like speedboats — adapting quickly to the changing currents, ready to go in a different direction and try new paths. Brands, on the other hand, can be more like tanker ships – changing directions slowly, hesitant to change faster than a few degrees at a … Continued

Mindstream Media Named Among Yext’s First Preferred Partners

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Mindstream Media recently earned Yext’s new Preferred Partner status by managing some of the nation’s premier brand listings, local SEO and reputation programs on Yext’s platforms. Yext, a leader in Digital Knowledge Management, provides the technology for dispensing accurate brand location data across a vast network of search engines, maps and directories, while Mindstream Media … Continued

3 New Google My Business Features Local Brands Need to Know About

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Google has been busy lately making a significant number of improvements to their Google My Business platform – the dashboard for businesses to add and update listing information on Search and Maps. Over the past year, Google has added features that enable users to interact with business owners, allow businesses to post promotional information directly to … Continued

Top 10 Digital Marketing and Advertising Trends for Local Brands

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Even by digital media’s standards, 2017 was an eventful year. Buzzwords like “artificial intelligence,” “machine learning,” internet of things” and “predictive analytics” were further cemented into the lexicon of digital advertising. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality regulations. Google and Facebook weathered a string of controversies while still retaining their duopoly … Continued

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

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

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, Content Marketing Manager

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, Content Marketing Manager

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