BREAKING NEWS: Hibu Expands Voice Search Visibility for Local Businesses

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – October 3, 2018 – Hibu Inc recently announced that as of July 31st, business listing information of Hibu clients can now be found via voice search on Amazon Echo devices and Alexa-powered services.  This adds to current voice search visibility for Hibu clients on Google Assistant and Apple’s Maps and Siri-enabled services.

Voice search is growing fast in the US.   Over 50 million US consumers use voice search each month.  Most of those searches are done using Google (“OK, Google”) or Siri (“Hey, Siri”) on smartphones, but dedicated “smart speaker” devices like Amazon Echo (“Alexa”) and Google Home are an increasing part of the voice search landscape.  It’s important for local businesses to be visible on them all.

Nick Hopkins, Hibu’s AVP of Digital Product Management, said, “At Hibu, we’re constantly advancing our product line to deliver greater value.  The addition of Alexa to our Hibu Listings product is the latest example, and we’re excited to bring it to both existing and new Hibu clients.  Hibu is a one-stop-shop that enables local businesses to keep their online business information complete and accurate, and this now includes Alexa.  With Hibu, clients can update their information across the web with one call.”

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search marketing, search engine optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives– saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Google Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Facebook Marketing Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner. Hibu has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and we’re LSA (Local Search Association) Certified.

 

 

Michael Shapiro

Michael Shapiro

Michael is Hibu’s Manager of Copy & Design. He specializes in creating digital marketing and content that speaks to the customer and inspires a response. Before coming to Hibu, he was Creative Director for Chase and Sr. Writer/Writer-Producer for HBO.