Google My Business updates insights email sent to businesses

By Mike Blumenthal from his blog, found here.  Google, just off releasing a raft of new products and still testing others, has significantly updated the monthly Insights email that is being sent to GMB account owners. This email, one of many email notifications that the GMB is sending out, has significantly more information than the previous … Read moreGoogle My Business updates insights email sent to businesses

Neil Patel, online marketing guru, talks NAPping. :)

We love Neil Patel. The guy knows what he is talking about, and he is able to present his knowledge to others in ways that are easily understood, and most important, entirely actionable. Neil took a couple of minutes to talk about Local a few days ago. And yet again – he nailed it. Watch … Read moreNeil Patel, online marketing guru, talks NAPping. 🙂

Google’s Mission to Eliminate Fake Google My Business Listings

by Bernadette Coleman While, we might not love all the updates Google is constantly making to the local pack and search algorithms, Google’s cracking down on fake Google My Business Listings is one update we can all get behind. As you know, one of Google’s top priorities is serving relevant, accurate search results that consumers … Read moreGoogle’s Mission to Eliminate Fake Google My Business Listings

Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

By Joy Hawkins, searchengineland.com Google announced last week that they had recently conducted a study to research the actors behind fake listings on Google Maps. The study points out that “geographic proximity is the coin of the emerging localized-search realm,” which matches what I observed with the Possum update in 2016. This major algorithm update was responsible for … Read moreIs Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

Siri is Google’s nearest mobile search competitor

by Greg Sterling for SearchEngineLand According to a survey from Fivesight Research, Siri had a larger share of mobile search than Bing or Yahoo. A new study from Fivesight Research, “US Consumer Search Preferences Smartphone & Desktop: Q1 2017,” finds that Siri is the mobile “search engine” of choice after Google. The study was based on a … Read moreSiri is Google’s nearest mobile search competitor

Google Local Results Showing Query Specific Data, Like Hours, Reviews, Phone & Address

by Barry Schwartz for SEO RoundTable If you search in Google for local businesses and get even more specific, such as ask for their reviews, phone number, address, hours of operation and so on, Google will now give you that information in the local box. Google did give you this information previously as a featured snippet … Read moreGoogle Local Results Showing Query Specific Data, Like Hours, Reviews, Phone & Address