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Google Answers: Is It OK to Link to My Own Guest Post?

A question that was asked of Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller during a Webmaster Central Hangout on April 9 was this: Is it acceptable for authorities to link to their guest posts? This was submitted by a site owner who contributes a decent amount of unique content to other sites within his niche. There …

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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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Google Maps ‘Follow’ Button Gives Businesses A New Way To Connect With Users

Google Maps is adding a “Follow” button to business listings that, when clicked, will send updates from the business to the user’s “For You” tab.  New businesses can even have their business listed via a Google My Business profile up to three months prior to their open date. Search marketers should care about this because …

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Google Maps ‘Follow’ Button Gives Businesses A New Way To Connect With Users

Google Maps is adding a “Follow” button to business listings that, when clicked, will send updates from the business to the user’s “For You” tab. New businesses will also have the ability to have their business listed via a Google My Business profile up to three months prior to their open date. To local search …

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Google Post Insights Shows You How Well Your Google Posts Are Performing

In an announcement made by Google on July 30, the company is launching reporting and analytics for Google Posts.  Google Posts allows both businesses and people to create content directly on Google, which will appear highly ranked in Google search results for their names.  It’s possible to add Google Posts within your local Google My Business account by claiming …

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Google Posts Adds ‘Call Now’ Button

Google My Business recently added the ability for businesses to add a “call now” button to their Google Posts.  Previously, the call-to-action options on the Google Posts for the “What’s New” box included “book,” “order online,” “buy,” “learn more,” “sign up” and “get offer.”  Google now has a new option that lists the business’s phone number. …

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Google Posts Adds Products And Offers

On June 6, Google announced that within Google My Business, two new Google Posts categories are now available.   Not only can you use Google Posts to tell people about all the news about your business or upcoming event, but it’s possible to create posts about new products and offers that you want to highlight. “We’ve added 2 new post …

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Google Posts Testing Different Design And Functional Treatments In The Search Results

There are new variations how how Google is showing Google Posts from local businesses in the local results that are being tested.  Over the last week, three different variations of layouts and functionality around how these Google Posts are displayed when a Google local knowledge panel is returned in the search results. The first is …

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