We were recently alerted on Twitter by Kerry that Google has added four VERY important words to the eligibility requirements around virtual offices on Google My Business and Google Maps. The four words are “BY YOUR BUSINESS STAFF” as in: If your business rents a temporary, “virtual” office at a different address from your primary..
Google My Business has a system in place for quality purposes that automatically filters out content that contains certain “trigger words”. This is often referred to as the Google Nanny Bot and is designed to help filter out inappropriate content. There are a couple things you need to know about this filter: There only appears..
Google My Business came out with the Agency dashboard back in June of this year to help agencies better organize and manage a large number of listings. One of the challenges that agencies had when this first launched was how to get all the listings from dozens of separate accounts merged into one. Google just..
What is Keyword Stuffing? Keyword Stuffing is the practice of adding keywords to your name in Google My Business to help it rank higher. It’s still a very common practice in Local SEO because it gives you a ranking advantage on Google Maps and in the 3-Pack. The study that came out from Local SEO..
There are so many different scenarios that could exist in the Google My Business (GMB) world when it comes to duplicate listings. Why Should You Care About Duplicate Listings? Contrary to what you might have heard, duplicate listings are no longer “ranking killers”. They used to have a negative impact on ranking when I first..
Google just added a paragraph under the “Business Description” section in the Google My Business Guidelines that reads: Note: We do not allow content that contains private or confidential information such as personal financial information, government-issued IDs, contact information linked/associated with a name, sensitive records, images, transcripts or links that contain personal information. We also do..
Updated: June 15, 2018 to include “Popular Times”, “Chat To You”, “Photo Insights” as well as whether or not GMB Insights collects data from paid ads. Google My Business has just reformatted their Insights and a few things have changed. Here is what you need to know. How Customers Search for your Business This chart..
Google has added a section to the guidelines that clarifies the policies for events on Google Maps. The guidelines state that events are subject to the following guidelines: Events should reflect the real world. That means they should be real, accurate, and occuring at the specified location. Event titles should not promotional language, pricing information,..
It’s been almost two years since Google My Business dropped the ability to edit the business description field. Once the ability to edit your business description was removed from GMB the only way to edit your business description was by going to aboutme.google.com and editing it there. Fast forward almost two years and the business..
Google My Business just launched 2 new features in the GMB dashboard and just to keep us all on our toes, one only works in the new dashboard and the other only works on the GMB Classic dashboard ? Both these new features really only impact users that manage lots of locations. If you only manage..