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Google Opens Complaint Form To Crack Down On Fake Info In Maps

Google My Business Community Manager, Marissa Nordahl, announced that a new form named the Business Redressal Complaint Form was launched by Google, which will allow searchers and users to “report fraudulent activity relating to businesses Google Maps,” she said. With this form, it can help Google tackle some of the serious issues around bad and fraudulent information on Google Maps.  According [...]

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Google Maps Will Use Crowdsourcing To Identify Wheelchair-Accessible Locations

A new editing feature that crowdsources accessibility details about locations or business listings has been rolled out by Google, which makes it possible for anybody to add details on whether or not a place is wheelchair-accessible. “When you want to share accessibility information about a place or add details about many places quickly, just open Google Maps [...]

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No Way To Schedule Or Automate Google Posts, Yet…

A couple of weeks ago, Google Posts went live, allowing businesses with Google My Business listings to post content directly into their local box in the search results in real-time.  Google Posts requires businesses to manage yet another location for sharing promotions and marketing material. There are those who are wondering if there is a way to [...]

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Google Maps Timeline Finally Comes To iOS

There is a new feature for Google Maps users on iOS, something that has been around for users of desktop and Android users. It's called Timeline, and it was first rolled it out in the summer of 2015. Timeline helps to track all the places you've visited over a specific period of time.  It's a bit like what you [...]

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Google Maps Will Tell You How Hard It Will Be To Find Parking

It's been announced by Google that there is a new version of Google Maps Android App that will now let you know how difficult it is to find parking at our destination.   This is based on predictive data, which is similar to how Google calculates popular times for venues. This new addition was added for 25 metro [...]

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Google My Business Revamps Photo Management For Google Maps Listings

It has been reported by Mike Blumenthal that Google is rolling out a new interface for businesses that lets users manage their photos for their Google Maps listing. This brand new interface replaces categories with tags.  It added a new way to post your cover photo,t he profile photo and your company logo.  “While the profile photo [...]

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Why Google Shutting Down Map Maker Should Scare SMBs

For a while, Google's Map Maker had received quite a bit of bad press due to the amount of spam that came about from those who used the product.  In May of 2015, Map Maker had been shut down to help prevent disasters like this.  There was an announcement by Google that they're shutting down Map Maker entirely in [...]

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Retailers Testing Google Maps Mobile Promoted Places Ads Include MAC Cosmetics, Starbucks, Walgreens

Google has been testing its new promoted pin ads, which is now being called Promoted Plaes (officially), in Google Maps with a small group of retailers.  The pilot is currently running in the Google Maps app on Android devices. Promoted Places ads, which was announced publicly in March, can appear in the Google Maps app when users are [...]

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