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6 Reasons to Focus on Local SEO in 2018

Posted By Brandon Martinez


In 2017, over 40% of consumers used local search to find nearby businesses at least once a week and 12% used it daily. While customers have begun to view local search as the go-to tool for discovering local businesses, many of the businesses themselves have yet to place the emphasis on local that is necessary for turning it into a profitable, traffic driving system.  

Health Check: How To Analyze your Local SEO Success in 2018

Posted By Brandon Martinez

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Whether it’s on Google Maps, Facebook Places or Yelp, over 40% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses every week. Local search has become a prominent aspect of customers’ lives. No matter what they are looking for, when they need a business with a physical location, their search and discovery process lives online.

How to Survive the Amazon Takeover with Local SEO

Posted By Brandon Martinez

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Sure, nearly 90% of all retail sales are still made at physical locations, but that doesn’t mean retailers across the board aren’t feeling pressure from the exponential growth of eCommerce. With Amazon leading the charge, brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the squeeze as customers have begun to divert an increasing share of their wallets towards shopping online.

The Rise of Social Local Search | Updates on Snapchat, Instagram & Facebook

Posted By Brandon Martinez


The online landscape is changing as record shares of Americans (77%) now own smartphones, giving them on-demand access to the world wide web wherever and whenever they need. However, more than just web enabled, smartphones are home to some of the most widely downloaded social networking, local search and review platform applications like Facebook, Google Maps and Yelp, which have turned phones into more of a mobile supercomputer than a device for calling and texting.

Preparing for Google’s Mobile-First Mindset and Local SEO Success

Posted By Brandon Martinez

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When it comes to staying on pace with the latest in online trends, brick-and-mortar businesses seem to be one step behind search engines and even further behind the consumers they serve. Over 77% of Americans own smartphones, nearly 60% of all their searches are initiated on mobile devices, and Google has finally made the transition from Mobile-Friendly to Mobile-First! Yet 29% of small businesses don’t even have websites and even fewer have websites that are truly optimized for mobile devices.

4 Tips to Optimize Local Listings and Drive In-Store Traffic

Posted By Brandon Martinez


58% of people say they use their smartphone DAILY to find and search for local businesses, while another 71% say they use local search to find and confirm the location of a business before they visit it for the first time. With customers so often relying on local search and business listings to get them where they need to go, it’s critical that your information is accurate and consistent across the web.

Closing a Store? Don’t Forget Your Local Listings

Posted By Rachel Larsen


A record amount of brick and mortar stores are predicted to close in 2017. Retailers across the United States have announced plans to shutter more than 6,700 stores this year. That would top the previous all-time high of 6,163 store closings that occurred in 2008.   

There are a lot of I’s to be dotted and T’s to be crossed in the event of a store closure and sometimes things can get overlooked. But while you move on to more profitable endeavours, there is one item that needs to be crossed off your to-do list. You must address the store closing on your local listings; should you forget, what was once a store closure will now continue to loom over your brand like a black cloud.