Consumers have been searching for local businesses online long before COVID-19. But ever since the pandemic, more and more consumers are turning to local search to make decisions about local businesses. 83% of U.S. shoppers admitted the pandemic has changed the way they shop. As marketers look to increase customer acquisition now that businesses are starting to fully reopen, it’s important to understand how COVID-19 has impacted local search.
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If you're wondering why your rankings are as high as you want them to be, it could be due to not having the correct categories on Google My Business. Read this guide to learn more about why GMB categories affect how your business shows up in local searches and how to select the right categories.
Multi-location brands with hundreds of locations need to optimize their online presence to drive customer traffic. Local Pages offers a simple way to connect consumers to businesses, improve search rankings, and find location-specific information about your business.
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Having an optimized online presence with local SEO will continue to rise in importance for brands looking to get ahead and achieve post-pandemic success. Throughout this entire year, Chatmeter has remained vigilant in uncovering local search trends for 2021 and the future. Keep reading to find out our top local search predictions for the next year and beyond.
Google Maps ‘Live Busyness’ Feature and Other Need-To-Know Updates From Google’s Search On 2020 Event
Last week, while Chatmeter hosted its own virtual event, Pulse 2020, Google announced some major updates during its Search On 2020 event on October 15th. Here is a look at the updates and new features coming to Google that will make the biggest impact for local businesses.
PULSE 2020 provided a special opportunity for the Chatmeter team, industry leaders, and our partners to come together for four days of innovative insights and discussion. Through a series of 19 sessions, including roundtable discussions, keynote sessions, and product demos; our attendees were able to take away and implement strategic lessons from the event.
With up to 690 million members, it’s clear that LinkedIn has experienced an impressive amount of growth over the years. When multi-location brands think about their social media strategy, LinkedIn usually isn’t top of mind for most businesses. However, a LinkedIn social media strategy can help your brand target the right audience, establish your business as an industry leader, and drive customers.
Franchise owners looking to improve marketing ROI need to enhance their social media marketing strategy. Social media can be leveraged to tell each franchise’s unique story while boosting customer acquisition and retention. In addition, franchisees can further penetrate their local market by targeting local customers with localized social media accounts. When implemented correctly, franchisees can look forward to measurable results such as lead generation, brand education, and sales.