Tag Archives: Local

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 […]

5 Steps to Localize Your Content Marketing Strategy

Before the New Year, we revealed our predictions for content marketing in 2018. Among them, we asserted that winning brands will have local content strategies. As the year progresses and local strategies are continuing to expand beyond just creating store pages and managing citations across the web, we’re looking at five steps you can take […]

The Effect of Online Visibility on Customer Engagement

Many marketers struggle with showing the exact value of proper local 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, […]

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 […]

Reducing Click Per Acquisition at the Local Level with Display Media

When it comes to getting results with digital advertising, bigger isn’t always better. If you are still building big national campaigns, you might be missing a lucrative opportunity at the local level. With a localised display media campaign, you can deliver tailored content, allowing you to reach the right people with the right message at […]

Listing Management for Your Business: What’s Next?

As we reach the last quarter of 2017 — more than 10 years after the introduction of Google Maps — the need for businesses to effectively manage their listings online is, for most marketers, a no-brainer. Listing management — ensuring core location information, such as business name, address, phone number and website, are easily and […]

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 […]

8 Local Search Predictions You Need To Know In 2016

2015 saw a number of major shifts and behaviour changes that greatly affected local search. Consumers continue to require more and more information on local businesses, yet search engines and online mapping publishers are making it harder and harder for businesses to be properly optimised in the channel. This struggle between evolving consumer demands and […]

How To Take Your Business Global: A Tactical SEO Guide

If you’re in Digital Marketing, you’re probably familiar with the term “Glocal.” It’s about thinking global but acting local. Thanks to the internet, everyone’s your neighbour (yes, even that wild-haired hoarder who lives down the hallway) and taking your brand global has never been more opportune. But having the ambition to launch a grand, global strategy […]