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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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Report: Google Exploring Sale Of Zagat Reviews

In a report that appears in Reuters, Google’s parent Alphabet, has been considering a sale of reviews publication Zagat.  The company was purchased back in September, 2011 for a reported $151 million after a failed deal to acquire Yelp. At the time of purchase, Google needed local reviews content to better compete in local search with rivals, like Yelp [...]

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Google Showing Knowledge Graph Data In Local Panels

Google has begun sowing more information about local businesses in some local knowledge panel results.  This is being implemented by showing additional tabs of information above the local panel for (a) locations (b) about, and sometimes (c) Google Posts. The following screen shot shows a search for [kfc] which brings up locations for KFCs that [...]

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Where To Go Next With Your Google My Business Listing

In regard to digital marketing and search engine optimization, the devil is in the details.  Even the smallest choices can possibly have dramatic effects on  our web presence and search visibility.  This is most evident in Google My Business (GMB). GMB optimization has quickly become something of a cottage industry within the broader scope of [...]

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Google Maps Gets Brighter UI, New Category Icons And More Color-Coding

Google is updating its Maps to have a new look and feel.  The colors have changed and new icons have been added to correspond to places and business categories.  The palette is even brighter now. Food and drink is an orange or gold, shopping is royal blue, services are lavender, entertainment is turquoise, outdoor activities and places [...]

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