All posts by Greg Sterling

Google rolling out hands-free calling on Google Home to US and Canada

One day relatively soon, home assistants could be generating large volumes of calls to (local) businesses. The post Google rolling out hands-free calling on Google Home to US and Canada appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Analyst: Google’s default search deal worth $3 billion to frenemy Apple

Bernstein analyst says that payments by Google to Apple this year might be worth as much as $3 billion. The post Analyst: Google’s default search deal worth $3 billion to frenemy Apple appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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AdWords app-install campaigns to sunset as Universal App Campaigns take over

Google says Universal App Campaigns are now delivering 50% of app downloads across its network. The post AdWords app-install campaigns to sunset as Universal App Campaigns take over appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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UK local SEO firm Movette shut down by regulators for deceptive sales practices

Firm falsely implied it was affiliated with Google and signed SMBs up to recurring annual contracts worth from $250 to more than $300. The post UK local SEO firm Movette shut down by regulators for deceptive sales practices appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Apple reportedly hiring dozens of new mapping experts and engineers

Apple Maps could be the beneficiary of the company's push into augmented reality and "autonomous systems." The post Apple reportedly hiring dozens of new mapping experts and engineers appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement

EPIC gets the basic facts wrong about the data being used in Google program. The post Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Locadium: a new ‘point solution’ to monitor GMB listings changes

Tool from LocalSEOGuide tracks changes to local listings on Google. The post Locadium: a new ‘point solution’ to monitor GMB listings changes appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Report: Customer satisfaction with search drops, in social Google+ beats Facebook

ACSI rankings are based on survey of nearly 5,000 US consumers. The post Report: Customer satisfaction with search drops, in social Google+ beats Facebook appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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NPR survey: Americans love their smart speakers, 42% call them ‘essential’

There may already be 20 million virtual assistants in US households. The post NPR survey: Americans love their smart speakers, 42% call them ‘essential’ appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google fighting local battles over global control of its index in Canada, France

Regulators and courts seek to assert authority over global search results rather than limit decisions to their own countries. The post Google fighting local battles over global control of its index in Canada, France appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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