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Location Services

Connect with ready-to-buy consumers that have shown interest in your products and services by optimizing your brand’s presence in local search results.

Local consumers turn to search to get things done

Nearly 80 percent of consumers prefer search engines as their go-to source for finding information on local products and services.¹ And, thanks to smartphones, these searches can happen anytime and anywhere, often while searchers are on the go.

87% of smartphone users turn to search first in moments of need.²

“Near me” related searches on Google doubled in 2016.²

76% of people who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit a physical place within a day — 28 percent of those searches resulted in a purchase.²

Challenge

The challenge for local businesses, especially large multi-location brands, is making sure your business information is readily available to consumers whenever and wherever they search.

Solution

Mindstream offers a customizable set of Location Services to help brands connect with ready-to-buy local consumers.

Mindstream's Location Services

Data and Content Management

Our data management solution is the foundation of the value Mindstream provides to our clients. We are able to import and manage a variety of brand attributes for our clients and export that data to power a variety of initiatives, both for our Location Services solutions and other advertising campaigns.

Listings Management

This solution optimizes and distributes your local business data across every major local search platform - including local directories, search engines, map/navigation apps, social media platforms and data aggregators.

Location Pages

This local search solution builds dedicated local landing pages that directly connect potential customers to the locations that are closest to them.

Store Locators

This local SEO solution is both user and SEO friendly, helping customers find the location information they need while providing search engines easy-to-read, and properly formatted, local data.

Content related to Location Services

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

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Team Leader - 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

Google Local Search News: The Latest Updates to Google My Business and Maps

By: Chelsea Weidauer, Associate Product Specialist - Local Search

Recently, Google released a few details about new features for Google My Business (GMB) and Google Maps users. Although not all of these new features are available yet, each of these updates could be huge for local businesses and consumers.  The GMB dashboard is now allowing more types of service businesses (e.g., plumbers and florists) to add … Continued

¹Local Search Association, 2017

²Google, 2016

How optimized is your brand’s online local presence?

If you want to find out, Mindstream Media offers free local listing audits for brands with more than 50 locations.

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