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Google Local Algorithm Uses 2:1 Clustering Formula

In an investigation from RankRanger's Mordy Oberstein, it has been identified that there is a distance and clustering pattern in Google's local algorithm that the author says is consistent regardless of user location.  Basically, it means that it'll appear regardless of whether the user is searching nearby or remotely (such as resident vs tourist). The pattern [...]

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You Can Now Add Your Business Description In Google My Business

In an announcement made by Google on Twitter, it's now possible to add a business description to your Google local listings directly within Google My Business.  The business description can show yup in the local knowledge panel in search or in Google Maps for the business. The feature was seen coming, and it now seems to be [...]

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Google Maps Adds 39 New Languages Supporting Over 1 Billion People

Google has added an additional 39 languages to the Google Maps software, according to an announcement.  This addition enables an additional estimated 1.25 billion people worldwide to use the app in their native languages.  According to Google, over 1 billion people use Google Maps on their computers or mobile phones to get from one place to [...]

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Google Adding Business Descriptions In Google My Business & Local Panel

Google is considering adding a feature in Google My Business which would allow business owners to add descriptions that appear in the local panel in search results.  Both @deegs20 and @maulikpanchal posted screen captures of this in action.  The feature was removed back in 2016 when they dropped the Google+ support, but it seems to be added back via the Google My [...]

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Google My Business Updates The Directions Heatmap In Insights Reporting

Google My Business has made an update to the Insights analytics tool found in Google My Business.  This update allows business owners to see a heat map of locations from which searchers request directions to their businesses. In an announcement by Allyson Wright, the community manager for Google My Business, Google has "made some changes to your [...]

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Google Selling Zagat To Restaurant Recommendations Site The Infatuation

In a report by the New York Times, Google will sell Zagat to restaurant search and recommendations site The Infatuation.  The terms behind the deal weren't disclosed. With the sale originally reported by Reuters earlier this year, Google bought the Zagat brand and all of its content in 2011 for about $151 million in the wake of an unsuccessful effort to [...]

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How Do You Optimize Content For A Voice-First World?

The use of voice search and voice assistants that answer questions have been on the rise for years now, and according to Google, 20 percent of all mobile search queries are voice search, and that number will only go up. These days, the technology behind voice recognition has been getting better and better.  As an example, [...]

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Google Bulletin: Hyperlocal News, Nextdoor Competitor Or Both?

There is a new local service that Google is testing named Bulletin, and is described as  “lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone, published straight to the web.” Currently, this service is available only in Nashville, Tennessee, Oakland and California.  For Google, it is envisioning this as [...]

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