Google My Business

    • Why Virtual Tours Matter and How to Make One for your Business

      We have previously discussed how Google My Business helps improve local SEO for businesses and makes it visible in search results pages. One of the important points that was discussed was how adding a virtual tour would be beneficial in increasing audience interest. Virtual tours give your audience a visual idea of how your business looks like before they even visit their, a ...

      SEO Hacker Blog- 11 readers -
    • How to get started with local SEO

      Local SEO proved to one of the biggest trends throughout 2016 and 2017, and is expected to continue doing so throughout 2018. Businesses that have been able to optimize their on-page and off-page SEO strategies are already reaping the supreme benefits of local SEO. For others, there are undeniable opportunities to begin their local SEO journeys.

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  • 10 Google updates you may have missed

    … Google rarely stands still. In fact, the search giant claims to tweak its search algorithms at least 3 times per day. Some of these updates are bigger than others, and the past month has brought an unprecedented wave of newsworthy enhancements. Just yesterday, for example, the industry was abuzz with the news that Google would officially…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search SEO Google- 11 readers -
  • Google My Business No Longer Allows Former Employees To Post Negative Reviews

    … place of business.” Meanwhile, the policy on Google Maps also reflected the changes through their updated policies under restricted content: “Maps user contributed content is most valuable when it is honest and unbiased. The following practices are not allowed: Reviewing your own business. Posting negative content about a current or former…

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  • With Data and Local Guides, Google Maps Stays Ahead of the Rest

    … I’m not the first to point out the impressive research coming from cartographer and software developer Justin O’Beirne, previously a member of the Apple Maps team. O’Beirne’s comparison study published in May, “A Year of Google and Apple Maps,” reveals in minute detail the discrepancy in accuracy and richness of detail between Google and Apple…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin Google- 13 readers -
  • Google My Business: A Free Marketing Tool for Entrepreneurs

    … Back in 2014, Google released Google My Business (GMB), a free tool for businesses and entrepreneurs to provide quick and accurate business information to customers. GMB gives you another way to engage with your target audience, and it appears instantly when people are searching for information about your business. While many entrepreneurs have…

    Growmapin Google- 10 readers -
  • Local SEO Strategies That Will Blow Competitors Out of the Water

    …, and gives you a one-up on the rest of your competition. Bonus tip: make use of the Virtual Tour option, which is one big factor that helps attract more people to your business by giving them an inside look, which makes for good first impressions. Proper Reputation Management Reviews are some of the most important factors users take into account when…

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  • Refresh Google My Business Listing for the Holidays

    … The holidays are upon us again, and if you are like most companies, a good portion of your sales will occur over the next month. It seems like you may never be totally ready for the holiday rush, no matter how much preparation you did ahead of time. However, refreshing your Google My Business listing is one of the few last minute steps you can…

    The Blog Herald- 11 readers -
  • Google My Business Looks to the Future

    … Aditya Tendulkar has been with Google for 7 years and currently serves as Product Manager for the Google My Business API. He’s a familiar presence if you follow the Google Maps blog, and about as close to the source as you can get when it comes to the strategic direction of Maps and Google My Business. I asked Aditya a few questions over email…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin Google- 13 readers -
  • How Optimizing Google My Business Can Improve Your Local SEO

    … A lot of businesses today are now seeing the value of SEO and how it improves their visibility on the internet. This allows them to get leads that would be interested in their products and services, some of which would be converted into sales. A business with a solid SEO and linkbuilding strategy greatly benefits from this system. For local…

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  • Video Deep Dive: This year in local at Google, an overview

    … This is our Deep Dive Into Local from October 23rd, 2017. In our Deep Dive series, we take a closer look at one thing in local that caught our attention and deserves a longer discussion. If you have a special topic you would like us to discuss for the Deep Dive in Local, please reach out to us. If you would like to be on one or the other…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local Universityin Google- 10 readers -
  • Video Deep Dive: Messaging vs. Posts in Google My Business

    … answers right now. If you don't sign up for that, it does not show up in your local knowledge panel? Mike: Correct. And you can turn it on or off relatively easily.... Mary: Through your Google My Business app? Mike: It doesn't appear to be in the app yet. It seems to be strictly desktop at this point. Of all the three products they've introduced…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local Universityin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • Google shifts 400,000 .site domains

    … Google has given away what is believed to be roughly 400,000 subdomains in Radix’s .site gTLD as part of a small business web site service. Since its launch a couple of months ago, the Google My Business web site builder offering has been offering small businesses a free one-page site with a free third-level domain under business.site. Google…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 16 readers -
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