Brick and mortar stores are not dead. In fact, we’re hearing from a few of our partners their in-store foot traffic is doing so well that they’re looking to expand. If you’re one of the many brands looking to add additional locations this year, there are a few ways you can build up your local SEO presence before your storefronts even open.
Healthcare providers have a duty to provide patients with immediate information about their hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, and any other services under their corporation. 21% of people use online search to find a hospital or doctor while 80% of Americans use search to research a wide variety of healthcare information according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In an online-first world, it’s more important than ever for healthcare providers to maintain and optimize their local business listings.
Here at Chatmeter, we’ve helped to create millions of local business listings which is why we’ve put together a checklist to help any brand looking to claim and optimize their GMB listing. Whether you have one business location or hundreds, it’s important to know how GMB listings are created.
How accessible is your financial institution to your customers? In the past two years, Google has seen a 900% increase in “near me tonight/today” searches. This rise in “near me” searches shows just how important it is for financial institutions to have accurate and high ranking business listings.
There are quite a few different mapping applications available for users from Google Maps, to Apple Maps, and Waze. Unfortunately, as a business, you don’t have a choice over which mapping application your customers use. That means you need to keep your listings updated on every mapping application in order to keep your brand optimized for local search.
When it comes to keeping online listings up-to-date most local SEO experts refer to the acronym NAP which stands for Name, Address, and Phone Number. However, it’s becoming more and more apparent that a complete and accurate listing needs more than just NAP presence. We’d like to introduce you to the acronym NAPWCHD.
Is your business ready for one of the biggest days in retail? You may have spent weeks preparing employees to work overnight, but don’t forget to inform your customers that you’ll be open during these Black Friday hours. Here’s why you need to set special hours for the holidays.
We're here to debunk common misconceptions about Yelp because the truth is, Yelp is a great resource for businesses. With over 100 million users visiting Yelp every month, it’s an impressive tool to help you drive in-store traffic to your locations. Learning how to leverage Yelp effectively can have a powerful impact on your business, which is why it’s important for us to set the record straight.
If you’re one of 80 million Facebook Business page users, we’ve got some big news. Facebook has just announced massive changes coming to your Facebook Business Pages. Some of these changes have already taken effect, so let’s get right down to business.
Managing your listings is fairly simple and we have a ton of information in our knowledge center on how to do that. But there's more information than what we can fit into just one chapter. Here are 5 things that might surprise about local business listings.