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Joy Hawkins – The Search Community Honors You

This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series – feel free to nominate someone over here.

Joy Hawkins, 31, lives in Uxbridge, ON…

Google Questions and Answers: Everything you need to know

Looking to take advantage of this new Google My Business feature? Columnist Joy Hawkins explains how to get started with Google Q&A.

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Law firms spamming Google My Business: Don’t trust your money or your life to them!

Many local businesses are guilty of violating Google My Business guidelines to game the system, and columnist Joy Hawkins has observed rampant problems within the law vertical.

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Markets with home service ads: Service-area businesses are coming back to the local results

There’s good news and there’s bad news in the local service-area business space. Contributor Joy Hawkins brings us up to date.

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Are Home Service Ads the death of home-based businesses on Google?

Google is expanding their Home Service Ads across more and more cities in the US, and some home-based business owners are worried. Columnist Joy Hawkins explains how this move impacts these businesses and what they can do to combat a loss of local search visibility.

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6 things you need to know about Google’s Q&A feature on Google Maps

Noticed the new “questions & answers” section in Google Maps app listings? Columnist Joy Hawkins shares her observations about this helpful new feature.

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What are the risks for businesses that are getting fake reviews on Google?

Creating fake reviews might seem like a great way to boost your business’s local profile, but columnist Joy Hawkins warns that the consequences far outweigh the benefits. After all, you’re not just violating Google’s guidelines — you’re breaking the law.

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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.

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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.

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Google Maps Ads Are Popping Up Now?

Joy Hawkins, one of the niche local SEOs in our field, posted on Twitter that she saw on Google Maps that Google automatically popped up an ad on the map for a local result…