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The Daily Stream

Advertising News for the New Media

Google My Business: Your New Homepage is Off-Page

November 2, 2018 // By: Sarah Kelshaw

According to Moz’s research through Jumpshop, 35% of desktop visitors do not click through to any organic or paid listing. Mobile visitors are an even bigger challenge, with 57.1% of visitors not clicking through to a search result. What does this mean for your business? Users don’t always have the time or patience to be digging around your site for the answer they need. Google, as well as other search engines, is making it easier for businesses to provide answers on the SERPs. Take advantage of the resources Google has provided to reach your customers.

OK, Voice Search: Why Local Businesses Are Missing Out on Big Opportunities

October 8, 2018 // By: Christina Davidson

Over the past few years, the way we interact with our technology has completely evolved. Looking back 10 years ago, who would have thought we would have a personal assistant in our pockets? With the increased accessibility to instant information, technology leaders like Google have been focusing heavily on delivering information to the user at the drop of a hat, or should I say at the drop of “OK, Google”?

The popularity of voice search has increased immensely since the introduction of Siri in 2011. Fifty-eight percent of consumers have used voice search to find a local business in the past 12 months. And, out of those voice-search users, 46 percent use this feature to find local businesses every single day! So, with the frequency of consumers using voice search to find local businesses like yourself, isn’t this where you want to be?

How Location-Based Ads Boost Store Visits and Sales

October 5, 2018 // By: Jennica Torio

Location-based advertisements have helped many businesses see their share of online success. Whether its increased traffic or better customer communication and engagement, these ads have been proven to boost a company’s overall digital presence. But can customized location-based ads drive store visits, too? Absolutely!

A location-based ad is a customized mobile advertisement that is designed to target those based on where they are physically and where they’ve been. From social feeds to Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), you can find these ads all over the world wide web.

So, how exactly does location-based advertising work and how can it boost your in-store visits?

PPC Strategies for Multi-Location Businesses

August 22, 2018 // By: Laura Treadway

For businesses with multiple locations that want to run separate PPC ads for each location, PPC can present a whole new list of challenges that a single-location business does not need to worry about. If you ignore these challenges in your PPC strategy, you run the risk of spending more than necessary on your PPC traffic and seeing less than desirable results.

At Stream Companies, we work with several groups of car dealerships, many of which have multiple locations in close proximity to one another. Below are a few approaches we often take when managing PPC for these multi-location businesses. 

The Basics & Benefits of Google Quick Answers

June 30, 2018 // By: Jennica Torio

Search engine algorithms and features are always changing, and one of the more recent additions to Google searches have been quick answers, or the box of text found at the top of the page when you ask Google a question or search for a popular query.

With online research becoming the most common way to research, especially before buying a product or considering a service, ranking for quick answers have become more and more important for a business’ online success.

But, how do quick answers work and how can they build and improve your company’s presence online?