Tag Archives: Google: Google My Business

Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

A recent study released by Google claims that fewer than 0.5% of local searches lead to fake listings. But is this number misleading? Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins takes a deep dive. The post Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps? appeared first on Search Engine...

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Google says it has reduced fake Google Maps listings by 70% since 2015

Company cites machine learning and new business verification techniques as main reasons for the decline. The post Google says it has reduced fake Google Maps listings by 70% since 2015 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity

Columnist Brian Smith explains the impact of proximity on local searches and provides advice for how marketers can make it work for them. The post The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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National retailers: Stop ignoring local SEO

National retailers’ digital divisions often think of their websites as e-commerce sites first and local store sites second. Columnist Andrew Shotland explains why this mindset may be hurting their ability to get the most out of organic search. The post National retailers: Stop ignoring local SEO...

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Need to contact Google My Business support? Use Twitter!

While phone support may no longer be accessible if you need help with Google My Business, columnist Greg Gifford notes that social media support is available (and good!). The post Need to contact Google My Business support? Use Twitter! appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Updated Google My Business guidelines disallow virtual offices as service-area businesses

Recently updated Google guidelines clarify how virtual offices are handled for Google My Business listings. The post Updated Google My Business guidelines disallow virtual offices as service-area businesses appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5 tips to stay on top

As mobile continues to grow, consumers are conducting more searches with hyperlocal intent -- and Google is refining its results in response to this trend. Columnist Jim Yu explains how local businesses can optimize for this hyperlocal reality. The post Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5...

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Local SEO in 2017: 5 simple ways to dominate local search

New to local search? Wondering where to start? Columnist Sherry Bonelli offers five tactics to help you kick off your local SEO campaign. The post Local SEO in 2017: 5 simple ways to dominate local search appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google local knowledge panel testing promotion box

Google is testing a new Google local knowledge panel layout with owners promotions. The post Google local knowledge panel testing promotion box appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google My Business revamps photo management for Google Maps listings

Google aims to make it easier for business owners to manage their photos within Google My Business. The post Google My Business revamps photo management for Google Maps listings appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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