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Google Testing Restaurant Booking With Both ‘Reserve A Table’ And ‘Tables Tomorrow’ Buttons

Google is currently testing the display of two call-to-action buttons in restaurant listings, which enables the search to reserve a table or see available tables tomorrow.  These two buttons, which read “Reserve a Table” and “Tables Tomorrow,” are a little redundant, but there seems to be a good reason to have both.  In either case, depending [...]

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Do Men And Women Value Online Reviews Differently?

BrightLocal recently released its annual Local Consumer Review Survey, which polls a representative sample of 1,000 US consumers on how they use online review.  Although the company has been doing this for a few years now, this is the first time it analyzed the age and gender splits in the responses to the survey questions. If [...]

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Google Local Services Expands Beyond US Into Canada

This week, Google's lead generation program for small local service provider has finally made it's way past the U.S. Google Local Services are launching in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. The program is starting with three verticals: locksmiths plumbers HVAC service providers. According to Kim Spalding, global director of SMB Ads at Google, the markets appealed [...]

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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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New Design For Hotel Local Pack Now Showing In Google Search

A new design by Google is rolling out for how it displays hotel results in the core web search results.  Rather than a basic looking local pack, Google revamped the hotel local pack to look more like the new hotel search redesign from a few weeks ago. The following screen shot shows a search on [hotels near portland]: The [...]

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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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Google Launches New Design For Hotel Search Results

A new design is being rolled out by Google for the hotel search results after users search for hotel listings and click into the hotel interface from web search. This new design features a grid and card interface that display hotel cards that are sorted by your search filter.  It's possible to filter even more [...]

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