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News Story Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Some free advice to restaurants and other local businesses that are essential services and affected by the COVID-19 crisis

Let Google know you care about your customers, and you're doing everything you can to accommodate them. People are using local search and maps to find out what's open in their area. Instead of just focusing just on Facebook, take the same amount of time to tell Google you are doing take out or still operating. Don't remove your store hours completely and use the holiday hours option instead. Post useful information about your response to the outbreak directly on your Google My Business listing. Post your specials, menu items, services, and more. Answer those questions asked by your customers on your Google My Business listing. While you're at it, thank your customers for their support by responding to reviews. It will look better when you prove you care. Start seeing the reward of better rankings versus businesses that don't care. If you need some help, contact Convex Studio at 1 (800) 949-1830. We are working from home and are safe and healthy.


News Story Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Here is some free advice!

If you want results when it comes to local search you need to be using Google My Business in your marketing strategy. Being listed is one thing, but contributing to your listing and optimizing is something else. Almost everyone goes to Google as their first resource for directive searching to find business locally. If that search fails to find what they are looking for, they may start looking on a directory. Google My Business optimization, not website optimization, is considered the most valuable local marketing strategy. According to BrightLocal’s annual local search industry survey, the top 5 most valuable services are:1. Google My Business optimization2. On-site optimization3. Reputation management4. Citation management5. Website designMaybe now is a good time to review your local search strategy. Call Convex Studio at 1 (800) 949-1830 for a free consultation.




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