Tag Archives: Local Listing Management

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 […]

November 2018 LPM Roundup

The winter months are the golden quarter for most businesses. But with your focus firmly on holiday sales and advertising, it’s easy to neglect your local listings—even though Google hasn’t stopped (or even slowed down!) its local search updates at this busy time of year. So don’t be too distracted as you put the finishing […]

Your Local Search Holiday Checklist

Winter is the Golden Quarter for many businesses—especially those with local footprints. With the holiday season capable of making or breaking a business, it is vital to make sure your Local Listings Management (LPM) strategy is up to snuff for the last few months of 2018. Whether you’re in the middle of holiday planning or […]

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 […]

October 2018 Local Listing Management Roundup

Another month has passed, which means more developments in the world of Local Listing Management. This time we’ve seen some major changes with minor consequences, minor changes with major consequences—and a significant (if inevitable) demise that even casual users should note. Google shuts down Google+ Remember that massive push Google made for their own social […]

Keys to Optimising the Mobile Shopping Experience

In this post, we will cover the importance of location accuracy data, unique local content and first-party data management when optimising the mobile shopping experience. In light of the rapid growth of mobile usage, retailers are rushing to optimise mobile shopping experiences for consumers. According to Nielsen, “for mobile shoppers who make a purchase in a […]

Genius Life Hack for Retailers

I admit I’m a dreamer. Most days you can catch me staring out the window thinking of little life hacks to make my existence easier.  I imagine walking down the street looking for a place to eat and having discounted offers for local restaurants appearing on my phone as I walk by them. I fantasise […]

Your Google+ Local Questions Answered

As with any major change, the shift from Google Places to Google+ Local has raised  many questions about what is happening and what the implications will be. Below is a distillation of answers to the common questions that have come up so far about the new interface, how to interact with it and what is […]

Google Pairs Local and Social with Google+ Local

Today Google unleashed another resounding shot across the bow of players in the social and local digital marketing space: Google+ Local.  This move will effectively make Google Place Pages a memory, replacing those pages with a new local section of their Google+ social network. This falls in line with Google’s overall product consolidation strategy, and […]