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Google Enables ‘Join Waitlist’ For Restaurants

A "join waitlist" button has been added by Google to selected local restaurant profiles pages. Canadian SEO Sergey Alakov spotted the new functionality, which is provided by DineTime.  In order for the restaurant to participate, they must have a DineTime account. You'll find the button in the same location as "reserve a table."  It isn't clear if there [...]

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Google My Business Supports Hotel Check-In And Check-Out Times

Google announced in its help forums that hotel operators are now able to enter their check-in and check-out times directly into Google My Business.  Once this information has been entered, Google My Business will display that information to searchers looking for more information about these times. According to Kara from the Google My Business team, she said, “We’re [...]

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Bing Now Offers Three New Local Search APIs

Lately, Microsoft has made a turn towards cloud-based solutions since Satya Nadella became CEO of the company.  Bing Maps has decided to go down the same route and has been quite highly focused on the enterprise.  Microsoft has decided to focus more and more on developers and enterprises, rather than matching features with Google Maps. Microsoft has [...]

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Google Emphasizes ‘Message This Business’ In New Local Search Test

In a test, Google is making a big push for the messaging option found within the local panel.  Google launched messaging within Google My Business back in July 2017.  Now, Google is testing a way to promote messaging more to searchers in the local panel by using a larger message button. Local SEO and Search Engine Land columnist Joy Hawkins posted a screen shot [...]

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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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