As of February, Google rolled out an entirely new layout in which they removed the ads on the right side of the webpage and added a fourth paid ad on top of organic search results. Businesses paying for ads are rejoicing while organic SEO results are less than pleased with the change.
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.
Pokémon Go fever is at an all-time high, with users falling off cliffs and crashing cars in pursuit of being the very best. Mass amounts of citizens are taking to the streets with high hopes to catch the next Charizard and Pikachu in their communities, and there is a veritable gold mine waiting for businesses that are looking to cash in on this rapidly expanding user network. Every person walking around with their phone in their face is a potential customer for your business...so long as they don’t walk into oncoming traffic on their way to you! What does this mean for your business? Marketing opportunities, foot traffic, revenues, and money! See below on how to capitalize on this craze that’s taking the world by storm.
Recently, review generation has been a hot topic in the local SEO community and for good reason; what’s the point in monitoring your reviews if you don’t have any to monitor? That is exactly the reason Chatmeter has further evolved its local reputation and SEO dashboard to include their own review generation feature!
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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SAN DIEGO - July 21, 2015 - Texas de Brazil Corporation has partnered with Chatmeter to manage the online reputation of their restaurant locations. The Brazilian Steakhouse will utilize Chatmeter's reputation controlling solution that offers review management, social media listening, and competitive benchmarking for over 35 locations across 14 states.
The weather is hotter, tourists are a-bustling and many people are indulging in summer time treats (at least for us here in San Diego!) Are you a business that caters your hours to the season changes? 4 out of 5 customers are searching for business information online, so it is crucial to keep your online hour information in synch to avoid missing out on potential customers.
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 direct customers to Google Maps.