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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 Maps Is Testing An Interface With Categories Of Local Search Suggestions

In an Android Police report, Google has been testing a new Google Maps interface for Android showing category search suggestions based on where you are looking at the map. There are search suggestions that display several categories at the top of the map interface: Restaurants. Cafes. Supermarkets. Gas stations. Pharmacies. Hospitals. The following screen shot is [...]

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Google My Business Q&A: What You Could Be Missing

More and more features have been released by Google for Google My Business (GMB).  With things like posts, photos, videos, booking, business descriptions, reviews and more making optimizing your Google My Business listing an important factor for local business or digital marketing agency managing local search strategies. It can be a daunting task to stay on top [...]

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Yelp-Led Group’s New Video Appeals To Google Employees To Advocate For Internal Change

Recently, Yelp filed a private antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission (EC).  Now it's attempting to appeal to Google's own employees to agitate for change from within the company. This attempt is both naïve and shrewd at the same time.  Check out the “Focus on the User” video below, which makes several points: Google is an essential tool [...]

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Google Steps Up Efforts To Fight Scams And Fraud Directed At SMBs

To this day, scammers are claiming to represent Google, while preying on small business owners.  They also make threats about removing listing or outrageous claims about ranking improvements.  At times, they will even try charging for things that are supposed to be free on Google. Previously, a number of things have been done by Google [...]

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Yelp Asks Europe To Take New Antitrust Action Against Google

In a report by the Financial Times (paywall), Yelp is complaining to the European Commission (EC) that Google "abused its dominance in local search" and is seeking a formal Statement of Objections against the company due to antitrust charges. The complaint is almost exactly like the claims that were made against Google in the shopping search context [...]

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Yext Adds TripAdvisor To Listings Network, Conversational UI For Local Data Updates

TripAdvisor has been added to the Yext Knowledge Engine location data management platform.  Not only that, last month, Yext rolled out a new conversational interface for content and local data updates, which the company calls Knowledge Assistant. With this TripAdvisor integration, restaurant operators are now able to manage a range of attributes through Yext's dashboard, such as hours and [...]

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Google to Notify Those Who Leave Reviews When Business Owners Respond

It was announced on both Twitter and in Google's forums that the company will notify customers or users who lave reviews on Google Local results after owners respond to their reviews. An email notification will be sent to reviewers when a business responds.  There is also mobile push notifications being planned to be added at a later date. According [...]

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