Tag Archives: Local

LOAC 2019: 3 Key Trends Affecting Local Advertising

Here at DAC, we’re all about local—which means keeping up with the latest and greatest developments in the world of local advertising is essential. Last week, I attended the 10th annual Borrell Associates Local Online Advertising Conference (LOAC). With speakers who are leaders in their field from top companies like Yelp, Waze, Facebook, Google and […]

February 2019 LPM Roundup

Maintaining optimal listings on Google is an ongoing process. Data decays over time—that’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on your listings to make sure they don’t deteriorate. It’s also a sad fact that sometimes you need to watch out for spam and your competitors intentionally vandalising your business. Competitors have been known to […]

January 2019 LPM Roundup

While most of us recovered from our holiday exertions as 2018 ticked over into 2019, Google and other players in local digital continued to hit the news wire with important updates. So let’s forget the polar vortex (for now, at least) and take a look at the hottest new developments in local search and Local […]

SMX West 2019: 4 Insights You Really Need to Know

Digital’s biggest, brightest brands came together last week for SMX West 2019. Every major player was represented at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley—Google, Amazon, and Bing among them, as well as some of the world’s most exciting start-ups—making this one of the most diverse, reputable, and relevant conferences on Search […]

How to Win at Local: 4 Ways to Build a Hyperlocal Strategy

In our recent post about the STORE18 conference, we referenced Google’s Eric Morris and his idea that “proximity is key to closing the customer”. Of course, if being physically close was all there was to it, a lot of agencies would be out of luck (and out of business!). Instead, “near me” searches are now, […]

Manage Reviews with Ease Using Pre-Populated Responses

It has been shown time and time again that responding to online reviews is a necessity for any business. In fact, modern consumers expect a review response within 24 hours, and brands who provide direct responses to reviews have better ratings. At this point, it’s clear that businesses in virtually every sector have to get […]

5 Huge Changes Coming to Local Search—and How to Get Ahead

The specifics of local search have changed mightily since we sat down to write last year’s LPM predictions. In November 2017, most marketers were taking a desktop-first approach and worrying about citations. They didn’t yet have a full sense of the importance of reviews—and they weren’t really paying much attention to voice search at all. […]

Want to Rank in Local Search? Shift Your Focus

The latter part of 2018 has been bustling for local SEO. Google released a Google My Business App, changed how service-area businesses function in maps and are now allowing users to follow Google My Business profiles as social becomes further ingrained into local search. To cap off a wild year in local search, the 2018 […]

The Future of Local Presence Management

It’s that time of year again when we begin to reflect on all that happened in the past year and pull out the crystal ball to speculate on what the 12 months ahead may hold. In the world of local listing management, 2016 was a year filled with major changes that have already begun to […]