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Yoast Offers Revamped Schema Markup With 11.0 Update

Yoast introdutce a rewritten Schema structured data implementation with their Yoast SEO 11.0 update on Tuesday. The aim of the SEO tool implementation is to stream structured data entry for users and tie Schema pieces together to provide more context for search engines. Adding Schema markup won’t improve your search rankings, but it may improve [...]

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Google Adds Short Names And URLs To Google My Business Listings

According to a report by Mike Blumenthal, a Local Guide for Google, a new feature is rolling out for Google My Business that lets businesses create a short name and short URL. The design behind the feature gives Google My Business accounts a simple way to make their profile on Google Business more accessible to [...]

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Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Kara Jancourtz, a community manager from the Google My Business team, made an announcement in the Google support forums saying that, if you're a business owner with a verified Google My Business listing, you can now reply to reviews left about your business directly in Google Maps on desktop.  No longer do business owners have to use [...]

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Google My Business Supports Hotel Check-In And Check-Out Times

Google announced in its help forums that hotel operators are now able to enter their check-in and check-out times directly into Google My Business.  Once this information has been entered, Google My Business will display that information to searchers looking for more information about these times. According to Kara from the Google My Business team, she said, “We’re [...]

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Small Business Scammer Shut Down By Google Lawsuit

Supreme Marketing Group (d/b/a Small Business Solutions) is being put out of business following a lawsuit by Google claiming the firm falsely told local businesses in sales calls that it was affiliated with the search giant. A number of small business owners will receive misleading or fraudulent calls regarding Google My Business and SEO from [...]

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Google Emphasizes ‘Message This Business’ In New Local Search Test

In a test, Google is making a big push for the messaging option found within the local panel.  Google launched messaging within Google My Business back in July 2017.  Now, Google is testing a way to promote messaging more to searchers in the local panel by using a larger message button. Local SEO and Search Engine Land columnist Joy Hawkins posted a screen shot [...]

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Google My Business API v4.3 Has Been Released

Google recently released an update to the Google My Business API, which is the method developers can use to get data from Google My Business.  Version 4.3 of this new update brings the addition of Q&A APIs, which allows you to retrieve questions, post answers and provide FAQs.  You can even read reviews in bulk, report [...]

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Google My Business Insights To Get More Recent Data

Google announced its help forums that Google My Business Insights, the analytics for Google My Business users, will soon have more recent data to look at. Kara from Google said, “we’ve made improvements to ensure that your Insights data is more up-to-date….To give you a more accurate idea of how your listing is performing, you’ll now see Insights data [...]

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Google My Business Rolls Out Feature For New Businesses, Updates Local Service Area Settings

Over the weekend, Google My Business added the ability to announce the day you're business is opening directly in Google Maps and changed how it manages businesses that are within specific service areas. Google began testing this feature back in September, in which it shows a business listing in Google Maps before it opens. The listing communicates to [...]

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