Deep Dive Into Local series from April 17th, 2017. In our Deep Dive series, Mike and Mary look at review spamming which is one thing in local that caught our attention this week and deserves a longer discussion. If you have a special topic you would like us to discuss for the Deep Dive in … Read moreReview Spamming
More than half of worldwide searches are now on mobile devices. Today’s consumers research products on the go, zig-zagging across devices from search results to customer reviews and social media. The name of the game for brands is bridging the gap between online or mobile search and in-store visits and sales. When customers are out … Read moreIs it time to consider local marketing automation software?
From SearchEngineLand Bots are created automatically from data in Bing Places and will soon work with Facebook Messenger and Cortana. Bots are coming to Bing in a big way. Through its Bot Framework, Microsoft is starting to integrate chatbots into search results — to make search more interactive and transactional. In April, Matt McGee spotted … Read moreBing launches bots for local businesses
Google’s Chrome browser will soon be labelling sites that do not have SSL with the label, “Non-secure”. I don’t know if you recognize just how big a deal that is – but some studies show that more than 50% of web visitors will immediately leave a site that has this label. Passwords and credit cards are not … Read moreSSL (https) is … really important.
Whether a local business is a stand-alone, single location or part of a massive national or global brand, it shares a common goal with every other business. Every local business wants to be findable in search and therefore visible to the public – those consumers trying to solve a problem or fulfill a need as … Read moreWhat Local Businesses Must Know About Local Search – Right Now
… and it starts in Australia. The Yellow Pages was a fantastically huge cash cow for many years. They were a cash cow because they had a virtual stranglehold on the market – if you were not in the Yellow Pages, you were not getting business. Period. And you know what? They were right. And … Read moreEarthquake in Local Advertising