Google completed the rollout of a new feature into the Google My Business (Maps, Places, GMB) accounts. You can now add Posts to your listing to have them reach a wider audience in Search. Posts can show up in both Maps and Search results. You can access the feature by logging in directly at https://business.google.com/post/ […]
Google announced Thursday that Google Places pages have undergone a few very important changes. You’ll notice that third party reviews are now gone from Places pages. These changes come as a result of other consumer ratings websites like Yelp, Citysearch, and TripAdvisor claiming that Google was using their content without permission.
Places pages will still link to these third party sites for a more well rounded search experience but only after showing Google user reviews. Google will no longer integrate the actual reviews from any other consumer rating websites into the page or the Place rating system.
We’re here at #SMX West in beautiful San Jose, CA getting our SEO learn on. The hot topic this week – Local Search. The numbers vary depending who you ask – but around 20% of all searches and 1/3 of all mobile searches have local intent. So you’ve verified your Google Places listing. Now what? […]
Today is the first day of the SMX West 2011 conference at San Jose, CA. Both fellow Schipulite, Caitlin Kaluza and I are ready to fill our brains with some great SEO candy. Oh SMX, why are you having so many great sessions? I am only one person and can’t be in different places at […]
In the new era of micro messaging, Google has added Posts to the Google Places listing tools. Think of this as a small welcome or featured message to your clients and to promote your business. If you haven’t see this yet, Google Places is the newest version of Local or Google Map type listings. Once […]
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Google now allows you to add videos to your Google Local Business Profile. This is a great place for you to put demos of your products and services and also client testimonials. To add a video to your Google map listing follow these steps: Log on to your Google […]