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Google May Decide To Charge For Google My Business Listings

Surveys are being sent out to some local businesses by Google to see if they would be willing to pay for some features that they are currently getting for free from the company. Google My Business is a service being provided by Google for free that gives businesses the ability to update their information. In [...]

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Google Posts Can Now Highlight Customer Testimonials In Some Countries

In a Google announcement, In select countries, Google Posts are now supporting the ability to highlight customer testimonials. Specifically reviews with 4 to 5 stars can showcase positive reviews left for your business. “In some countries, Google My Business now provides suggested posts to help you showcase positive reviews. These posts are automatically suggested based [...]

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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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