Google: Google My Business

  • Google My Business adds new photos insights

    … Google My Business added a new metric to the insights section of the Google My Business dashboard. The new metric is photos, you can see how often people view your photos and compare that to your competitors. The features page documented that “insights are now available for photos.” You can now “see how your photos perform compared to photos…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • Results from the Local SEO Ranking Factors Study presented at SMX East

    … link tools Majestic and Moz were used for collecting link metrics. (For more details on the methodology used, visit Local Search Ranking Factors Study on the Local SEO Guide website.) Factors Analyzed in Local Search Study The goal of the study was to identify factors that mattered in Google Local 3-Pack and Maps search so that business owners…

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  • The definitive SEO audit part 3 of 3: Off-site

    … isn’t critical. The full series has looked at: Technical SEO Content (or “on-site”) SEO Off-site SEO So, let’s get to it! 1. Google My Business We tend to think of a Google My Business listing as a local SEO factor. It is, of course, but it’s also more than that. Anyone who knows me as an SEO writer knows I love entities — that is, I love the idea…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin Social SEO- 14 readers -
  • Bridging the gaps in the Google My Business API

    … Last month, Google released version 3.0 of its Google My Business API, which for those of us managing locations at scale felt like Christmas came early. Included in the update were a variety of new features, the most important of which were the addition of attributes for locations, the ability to indicate a preferred photo and the ability…

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  • Google confirms ads coming to Local Pack

    … Yesterday at the SMX Advanced Local Workshop Google confirmed that ads are coming to the Local Pack. The timing and precise appearance/placement are to be determined. During the Local Workshop Google’s global product lead for Local Ads, Ali Turhan, discussed some of the new AdWords features as they pertain to local. Among them, he showed…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 16 readers -
  • 2 strategic opportunities for local service area businesses

    … many complementary and unrelated services. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to rank for all of your services, simply because the algorithm is stacked against your success. You can add many different categories in Google My Business, but that won’t always translate into results online. Google doesn’t realize that an auto repair/mechanic can…

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  • Got spam? Google My Business doesn’t care.

    … Google recently posted a blog article raving about how it tackled webspam in 2015. The numbers were quite impressive. The webspam team handed out more than 4.3 million manual penalties last year, which must have been pretty labor-intensive. If only they applied the same efforts when it comes to Google My Business (GMB). How does something…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Google updates the Google My Business API to version 3.0

    … Google has released version 3.0 of the Google My Business API. This has not yet been announced by Google but you can see version 3.0 marked as new in the changelog and the new features page, it documents the new API. The original Google My Business API was released in December of last year bringing the ability for businesses to automate…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 14 readers -