Tag Archives: Google: Google My Business

Dear Google: 4 suggestions for fixing your massive problem with fake reviews

Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins notes that unless Google My Business gets serious about addressing fake reviews, it will suffer a loss of credibility. Here are her suggestions for tackling this ongoing issue. The post Dear Google: 4 suggestions for fixing your massive problem with...

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Google Posts for small businesses moves to Google My Business

Google has moved the management location of Google Posts and the company hopes to expand Posts to more businesses and organizations. The post Google Posts for small businesses moves to Google My Business appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels

It's official, Google is rolling out the more graphical user interface for hotel reviews. The post Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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7 unannounced updates to Google My Business we’ve seen in 2017

Google has been quietly rolling out new features and updates to Google My Business over the last several months, and columnist Joy Hawkins has compiled these underreported changes. The post 7 unannounced updates to Google My Business we’ve seen in 2017 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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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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