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..
This is one of those times where I find it very exciting to be a business owner because it allows you to support causes and organizations that are doing great things in the world. Although most of my posts are related to SEO and marketing, I wanted to take 5 minutes to share a bit..
Colan Nielsen spotted this in one of our client’s Google My Business dashboard today. Google is now allowing you to add a “Call Now” button as the call-to-action on a Google Post. Previously, it only allowed you to add a link to a page on your website. It currently defaults to the primary phone number..
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..
Mordy Oberstein tweeted to me this morning about his observation that Mt Everest has been plagued with dozends of fake reviews. I think Google has a fake review problem when it comes to Earth’s most famous landmarks. Here’s one for Mt. Everest & despite some of these being hilarious, they are of course fake. Same..
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..
There are a ton of algorithm updates that happen regularly but not too many that have a moderate-to-high impact on local businesses and those of us that do Local SEO. The algorithm update that happened on March 9th was one that had a clear impact on local businesses both organically and in the 3-pack. Even after..
It looks like the option to upload videos to a Google My Business listing has finally arrived. This was just spotted in one of our clients dashboards: The ability to add a video to a local listing VIA Google Maps was first noticed back in August, 2017. But this is the first time the option..