There was an algorithm update that we're just calling the "March 9th algorithm update" that impacted both organic and local ranking.
According to Google: Due to a logging bug, you may see a drop for customer actions and direction requests for March 6-12th. The bug has been fixed but will not be able to backfill this data.
Google has added a "Women-Led" attribute to GMB in honor of #InternationalWomensDay
Google has added a tab for Q&A to a user's public profile on maps. This is only visible on the Google Maps app.
We noticed Google now has quick common questions from customers in the Messaging feature in Google My Business. I'm waiting for feedback from Google on how this feature works.
Previously we were only able to trigger 3-pack ads when the person was searching really close (proximity) to the location. Now, we’re able to see them for businesses that are nowhere near us.