Last week in local 7/17
Join Local U for the latest public episode of Last Week in Local, a weekly conversation about the articles that attracted our attention during the past week ending July 17th, 2017. This week featuring Mary Bowling and Mike Blumenthal.
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David Kaplan at Geomarketing Blog talks about how wellness serves are being funneled through Google’s Reserve at Google partners. It’s important that agencies are aware of these partnership opportunities for their clients in different niches.
I ran across the concept of cloud kitchens. Order online and then get it delivered. No real restaurant exists. There’s already one in LA with plans to open in 3 more major cities, but this concept is developing in India. It provides shared commercial kitchen space, software to manage your orders, sales, deliveries and helps with marketing. Zomato – and in India, Swiggy – is getting into it.
How to Suggested Clips are being rolled out by Google. These are videos featured at the top of the results that are queued to start at exactly the part of the video that best answers the question.
Amazon is going after the smart phone with their own installation services.
Includes Microsoft Listings, which allows you to manage your business listings on Facebook, Google, Bing and Yelp and monitor online views and reviews
Interesting differences in in-store behavior between Gen-Z and Millenials with Snapchat being high on the list of in store activities amongst Gen-Z
Words, well written and well expressed can help in every aspect of Local SEO.
Messaging allows a consumer to communicate via an SMS link in the Knowledge Panel to communicate directly with the business. Now available in the US & Brazil with a rollout in India soon
Even with major rollouts, its interesting that Google is still able to roll out some smaller updates
Google seems to have finally understood that they not only need reasons for a business to create a listing, they need reasons for that business to go back to the dashboard. And finally they seem to have finally unleashed their marketing efforts to actually get these small businesses back into the the dashboard on a regular basis. Why?
The why is answered in the article with David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal. Google is looking to make DIY easy and affordable at the low end of the Adwords world and all of these developments seem to point towards a funnel to see more and more Adwords Express.