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Fake It or Make It? Unlocking The Potential of Your Local SEO

Posted by Dakota Sheetz on Feb 21, 2017 6:19:17 PM

The stakes are higher than ever these days for large companies to be more authentic. An article produced by the Economist states that smaller companies are twice as likely to be trusted to do the right thing as opposed to larger companies. All businesses work to build a trusting relationship with Google, but with less and less people believing in brands nowadays, it's becoming increasingly more important for businesses to build back the trust between the consumers and the brand.

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Topics: Local SEO, Local Business, Local Business Listings, Local Listings, Reviews

Google My Business Updates & Their Impact On Local SEO

Posted by Rachel Larsen on Aug 8, 2016 11:57:34 AM

No doubt 2016 has been a year for the books and we’re only half way through! Google has implemented huge changes recently that are affecting a storefront’s organic and local search results in a number of ways. Here are the changes Google has implemented, how they will affect your local business, and what to expect in the future.

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Topics: Google, Blog, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business, Local Business Listings, Local SEO, Uncategorized

Google changes SERP again, now with fewer ads! How will it affect your Local SEO?

Posted by Rachel Larsen on Mar 3, 2016 3:18:14 PM

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.

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Topics: Google, google ads, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, local listing, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, organic search, Search Ranking

Google is Shifting Away from Google+ Pages. Your Local Listings and Online Customer Reviews Will Be Affected.

Posted by admin on Jan 5, 2016 12:03:04 PM

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.

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Topics: Google, Google Maps, Local Search, Local Business Listings, Local Listings, Online Reviews

Facebook Testing a Real Local Search Site; Get Ready to Step Up Your Local SEO and Review Monitoring Activities

Posted by admin on Dec 22, 2015 10:52:34 AM

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. While this first beta version is available on desktops, it has yet to take the jump to mobile devices. Its features and UI are strikingly similar to other local search giants like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google… and has even been hyped the “Yelp Killer” by a few online articles.

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Topics: Blog, Facebook, Facebook professional service, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local SEO, Review Monitoring

American Blue Ribbon Holdings Leverages Customers Engagement Through Utilization of Chatmeter's Services

Posted by admin on Oct 8, 2015 1:46:23 PM

American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the eighth largest full service restaurant holding company in the United States, has always placed an emphasis on guest feedback. ABRH has created a process to monitor and respond to customer feedback by utilizing Chatmeter’s Services to monitor their restaurants' reputation and online listings. Online reviews are now considered one of the fastest-growing social marketing tools, which can be leveraged to improve existing marketing efforts while boosting on-site conversion, traffic and engagement.

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Topics: Google, Blog, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, local business listings, Local Search Rankings, Mobile, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, press release, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews, social media monitoring

Zomato is Stealing the Restaurant Local Search Market with One Purchase. Who is Zomato and How Does it Affect Your Restaurant's Local SEO and Offline Traffic?

Posted by admin on Oct 2, 2015 10:20:37 AM

As of January 2015, Zomato acquired Urbanspoon for a reported $50-60 million. You may ask, who is Zomato?  How can they easily buy out an online monster in the world of Restaurant Local Search?  Zomato is actually the largest Restaurant Review Site in the world, even more popular than Yelp in every country except the US (we’re actually late adopters for once). The acquisition was the first US venture for the New Delhi based company, spreading its platform to 22 Countries, boosting its restaurant listings from 330,000 to 1 Million. So popular, that Chatmeter has decided to add the Review/Search Site to it’s list of provider partners and display all information within our platform.

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Topics: Blog, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, Mobile, mobile, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, Review Management, Reviews, Zomato

Partnering with Chatmeter has led to an Astronomical 3600% Better Visibility [Search Rankings] Online for Medical Facilities of America, Inc.

Posted by admin on Sep 17, 2015 7:05:30 PM

Medical Facilities of America, Inc. (“MFA”), partnered with Chatmeter over 12 months ago in an effort to improve their facilities’ online presence, manage their listings and monitor their reputation online. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation company has been using Chatmeter’s reputation and listing accuracy solution to alert them of resident feedback and identify any inaccurate contact information across all 41 properties in 2 states.

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Topics: Blog, Brand Monitoring, Local Search, Local SEO, Local business listing, Local Business Listings, Local Search Rankings, Online Reputation Management, press release, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Search Rankings

Are More of Your Customers Coming From Local Search or Traditional Media?

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2015 9:45:12 AM

Ask any Millennial; they will tell you the only way to find out more about a company (or anything for that matter) is by searching online. They probably don’t know Yellow Pages is named after the color of the book or that a Penny Saver isn’t just about saving a copper Abraham.

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Topics: Blog, business listing, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local Search Rankings, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews

IMT Residential Selects Chatmeter to Improve their Listings, Reviews, Rankings, and Local SEO for their Entire Property Portfolio

Posted by admin on Aug 7, 2015 10:26:14 AM

IMT Residential has partnered with Chatmeter to monitor their property reputation and online listings. The property management company has been using Chatmeter’s reputation and listing accuracy solution to be alerted of resident feedback and identify any inaccurate contact information across 50 properties in 5 states.

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Topics: Blog, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, press release, Property Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, review management, Uncategorized

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