Google: Maps

  • Google rolling out GMB simple website creator

    … accessible to US businesses. It takes advantage of the local business data already in GMB to pre-populate certain content on the site (hours, location, phone and so on). However, as Mike points out, it’s a very basic (but visually polished) solution for new businesses or those that have no website. In the US, a substantial minority — in some surveys…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 13 readers -
  • Local search ranking factors: What’s working in 2017 [Podcast]

    … and how it impacts local SEO. This week’s show runs 38 minutes. You can listen here or use the link below to subscribe via your favorite podcast service. We invite you to subscribe via iTunes or Google Play Podcasts. Show Notes Just released: 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey results Announcing the 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Landin SEO- 24 readers -
  • The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity

    …, the further a potential customer is from a store, the less likely it is that the customer will visit the location. Since most people find businesses through local search and digital maps, proximity needs to be a major aspect of every marketing strategy. If you get everything else right but fail to optimize for proximity, you’ll have a hard time…

    Marketing Landin Google- 17 readers -
  • April Fools’ Day 2017: Google Maps gets it started with Ms. Pac-Man

    … so far, and we’ll do our best to keep this updated throughout the day … for better or worse. Google Maps plays Ms. Pac-Man First out of the gate, as far as we can tell, is Google Maps. It has a history of getting involved in fun and games, like last year’s gag when the Street View “pegman” was dressed in disco attire. This year, it’s added…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Landin Google- 25 readers -
  • Locksmiths try again to sue Google over fake local listings

    … Here’s a familiar story: a group of locksmiths has filed a new class action lawsuit against Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. They claim the search engines (Google in particular) are deliberately “flooding” organic results with “scam locksmith listings” known to be false. They argue the fake or otherwise fraudulent listings force legitimate…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
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