Chatmeter’s VP of Sales, Dorian Chase, led a panel of experts and shared his expert opinion in the session “How to Sell When You Don’t Have Any Customers” to over 300 businesses at San Diego Startup Week. San Diego has quickly become a hot spot for startup businesses recently and San Diego Startup is labeling […]
Instagram is adding new features to its platform, making business profiles more competitive in the world of Local Search and SEO. They are in the process of building specific features for businesses- similar to Facebook’s brand pages. A contact button, linkable location tag and a category will be some of the main features distinguishing business […]
Automotive Industry reaches new heights in Review Management and Local SEO according to Chatmeter report
SAN DIEGO, CA – April 1, 2016 – Chatmeter, the leading provider of Local SEO and review management, has released new data today indicating tremendous progress that automotive dealers have made over the last several years. The company has put together a study on dealership reputation in the automotive industry in order to present relative […]
Google has confirmed that ads appearing in the right hand column of its desktop search page will be eliminated worldwide, with only two exceptions, product listing ads and the ads in the knowledge panel. This update decreases the total amount of ads from eleven to seven. At first, these updates seem like nothing but […]
In November, Google responded to user feedback with a newly designed Google+. It’s streamlined and has an emphasis on communities and collections. The company rebuilt it across all mediums. So the site is consistent and easy to use on any format. However, your local business should continue to direct customers to Google Maps. […]
Bing now powering over 1/3 of the search market-the company officially powers AOL Search and increases their share of the local search market
Microsoft and AOL’s 10-year contract is official. Bing now powers AOL’s web, mobile and tablet search. As of January 1st, AOL is displaying paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results from Bing. According to Microsoft, Bing is now the source of approximately a third of U.S. PC Internet searches. The AOL deal […]
Google is Shifting Away from Google+ Pages. Your Local Listings and Online Customer Reviews Will Be Affected.
For months, Google has been making an effort to phase out the association between Google+ and Google Maps. Google+ pages don’t even appear in most search results anymore and listings are automatically pointed to Google Maps. Google+ first launched in June of 2011. It was actually Google’s fourth attempt to compete against sites […]
Facebook Testing a Real Local Search Site; Get Ready to Step Up Your Local SEO and Review Monitoring Activities
With Facebook adding starred reviews at the end of 2013 and partnerting with Factual recently to include millions of more store pages, we knew a local search portal was not far away. Although it has been live for close to a month, Facebook has yet to promote their new local search engine (https://www.facebook.com/services/) to the mass public. […]
What are the Most Important Local Search KPI’s According to Local Business Owners? They Ranked them by Importance. Website Traffic and Online Review Monitoring Tied for Third. Which Metrics Took the Top Two Spots?
This past August, a survey was conducted online among 583 local business owners throughout the world, most of them being from the United States. They were asked to rank the importance of a number of local search KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) including: phone calls, search ranking, website traffic, online reviews and ratings, website enquires, citation […]