Tag Archives: local search

5 Google My Business Features for Hotels (and One Big Hack)

Hospitality is one of the most competitive industries thanks to an overly crowded market full of everything from high-end luxury hotels and resorts to small, economy motels and hostels. Add the growing popularity of platforms like AirBnB, and it’s clear that the way travellers are searching for and booking accommodations is changing. Google and other […]

Why Data Management is Only the Beginning of Local Search

Every business needs to have its correct name, address, and phone number listed online. In fact, it almost goes without saying: anyone can see the consequences of directing customers to an incorrect address or providing the wrong phone number. These few points of data are relatively easy to manage for SMBs, but it becomes more […]

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 […]

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 […]

eTail Nordic: The Future of Voice Search

The DAC team have returned from their Copenhagen trip, feeding back that it was a fantastic event. A word from our VP Client Strategy, Nasser Sahlool: Thank you to everyone that made it out to Copenhagen for the eTail™ Nordic conference, and to those that connected with the DAC team of Koen Smeets, Tim Maicher […]