Author Archives: Kyle Harris

Google is Stealing Your Website Traffic, but Don’t Panic

If you are seeing a drop in traffic to your website in 2018 I can assure you, you are not alone. With SERPs looking a lot more like the below and Knowledge Panels housing vast amounts of information, the reality of local search right now is a user can get a ton of information without […]

The Effect of Online Visibility on Customer Engagement

Many marketers struggle with showing the exact value of proper listing management. Everyone knows that having your business information correct on search engines, directories, voice assistants, etc… is key to a successful local search program. What isn’t always clear is condensing proper citation management down to a single value statement. With this in mind, DAC […]

How to Optimize Your Email Signature to Generate More Reviews

Whether it’s a personal email, newsletter or digital receipt you send out, the signature portion of any email can be fuel for review content. Here’s how to do it. Following your signature, insert links to your review sites. These will be seen by your customers every time you communicate with them via email.   To […]

Year in Review: 6 Big Google Updates for Local Search in 2017

Google has never been more serious about local search than in 2017: they rolled out new products, features and integrations at a rate previously unseen. Below you’ll find some of the most interesting updates Google rolled out over the last year (plus a 2016 game-changer we just couldn’t leave out): If there’s one thing we […]

Year of the Local Presence Management Marketers

Like all aspects of digital marketing, local presence management is evolving quickly. The consumer shift to mobile-first has changed the game for location-based businesses — and embracing technology and understanding changes to Google’s search algorithms continues to hold the key to business success. Here are our top five predictions in the local presence management space […]

Google Rolls out Three Positive Changes for Marketers

2017 has seen a plethora of changes to the digital landscape that have given marketers hoping to interact with customers at the local level more ways to connect. The importance of getting the right message to the right person at the right time is truer today than ever before — and this includes the ability […]

Video Reviews for Google Maps: The Next Generation of Content and Feedback

Google recently launched video reviews for Maps, where Local Guides can post 30-second clips or record 10 seconds of footage directly from the Google Maps app to share the atmosphere, details or personal reviews of a local business. This marks a very large step forward in local search. Users interacting with maps or local search […]

The DAC Group Guide to Local SEO

For businesses trying to attract consumers through their door (whether that door is real or virtual), success starts with a strong local search strategy. Customers are searching for solutions online – and with every marketer fighting for the first few spots on Google, making sure your business ranks organically is essential. We’ve identified seven steps […]

DAC Group Launches Review Solicitation and Sentiment Tools

We’re always looking ahead for what marketers and businesses will need to be successful. In 2017 that includes a foolproof strategy to manage online customer reviews and brand sentiment. Brands can no longer take a passive approach to managing their online reputation – in fact 88% of customers trust reviews as much as personal recommendations. […]