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Google Now Shows Carousels Of Reviews On Local Business Profiles

It seems that some have spotted reviews being displayed in Google in a carousel format, placed more prominently on local business profiles. Aneel Badyal was one who spotted the feature, which was then confirmed by a Google spokesperson. A screenshot of the reviews carousel that surfaces on GMB profiles for relevant queries. Source: Aneel Badyal. [...]

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Google Extends ‘Incognito Mode’ In Maps To iOS Users

Incognito mode is currently available on Google Maps for iOS users and bulk location history deletion in Timeline will be rolling out on Android next month, according to Google's announcement. Source: Google Being able to have more control over your privacy can give confidence and promote trust, which in the end, can help Google keep [...]

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TripAdvisor Buys SinglePlatform To Enhance Services For Restaurants

On December 5, SinglePlatform, a platform that syndicates restaurant menus to various search and directory sites online, and is positioned as a listings management company, was sold to TripAdvisor by Endurance International Group, which acquired ConstantContact for just over $1 billion in 2015 This deal is great for TripAdviser, who has been expanding its restaurant services and [...]

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Google Maps Becomes More ‘Social’ With Local Guides Follow Feature

Google's Local Guides program has over 120 million members in 24,000 global locations. Although they are largely invisible, they are indispensable part of the Google Maps experience. They provide reviews, images and other content as well as answering questions (Q&A) about local businesses and places. Guides are about to become even more visible than before, [...]

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Google My Business Discontinues Toll Free Phone Support

I great part of Google My Business was the ability to dial a phone number and speak to someone at Google about your Google My Business listing. This was nice when you had an issue with how your business was showing up in Google Search or Google Maps, a person at Google could possibly help [...]

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Uber Eats Readies Ad Sales For Restaurants

According to a report by TechCrunch, Ads are coming to Uber Eats. Uber is seeking an executive to help develop and run a new as business. There are several reasons why this would make sense, as restaurants have been conditioned by ad platforms (such as Yelp and Google) to pay for placement and exposure. Uber [...]

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97% Of Online Adults Transact With Businesses They Find On Yelp

According to a Yelp-commissioned study conducted by SurveyMonkey, 97% of online adults spend money with businesses they find on Yelp, 93% of people using Yelp compare businesses before making a buying decision. The survey had over 6,000 adults and is a follow up to studies that was conducted by Nielsen in 2012 and 2016. Based on [...]

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Google Now Showing Competitor Ads On Local Business Profiles

Google has been ramping up local search monetization over time. Local search ads was introduced in 2017, which made ads show up in local packs. Two years ago, ads were put in local Knowledge Panels about two years ago. But now, the company is beginning to show competitor ads in local business profiles. The ads, [...]

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