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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Archive for the 'Google My Business' Category

Checklist to Handle Google My Business Spam

SEMrush contributor Blake Denman has published a handy checklist for managing Google My Business spam. He says, “There are two checklists: one for identifying potential listings violating Google My Business guidelines and the other is a reporting checklist. The first checklist doesn’t need to be done frequently, but it would be beneficial to do it at least once. If your rank tracking is set up correctly for Google Maps, you will likely just need to pay attention to your map rankings. If you drop a position on a major keyword, what listing is outranking you now? If it’s a new listing,... [...]

MOZ Highlights 10 Changes That Impacted Google My Business in 2020

MOZ contributor Colan Nielsen has published an article highlighting 10 changes that impacted Google My Business in 2020. He says, “2020 has been a busy year for Google My Business (GMB). Since January, Google has launched new features, fixed bugs, and had to adapt to the global pandemic. At Sterling Sky, we think it’s important to keep track of all the changes that happen in the local search space in general, and that impact GMB specifically. So far in 2020 we are up to 54 changes. As you can tell, changes that impact Google My Business came at a fast pace — and at high volume — in... [...]

Google launches new Google My Business app

Google has launched a new version of the Google My Business app. The company has released a video to introduce the new app. Curtis Galloway, Engineering Manager, Google My Business, says, “The world has changed a lot since Galloway Lumber Company first opened its doors for business, and now more and more people start online to look for places to eat, visit and shop. Every month, Google connects people to businesses nearby more than 9 billion times, including over 1 billion phone calls and 3 billion direction requests to stores. When we built the Google My Business app, we wanted to make... [...]

Google My Business Agency Dashboard Is Here

Google has launched the Google My Business Agency Dashboard to allow businesses manage Google listings for multiple locations. Talking about the features of Google My Business Agency Dashboard Aditya Tendulkar, Product Manager, Google My Business, says, “Here’s a look at what you can do with the new Dashboard: Manage all your locations under one account: All registered agencies can now manage thousands of locations within a single Organization Account with fast performance—you’re no longer limited to 100 locations per account. Send and receive invitations to manage listings: The... [...]

How agenecies can use Google My Business

Google My Business Product Management Director Anita Yuen has published an article on making Google My Business work for agency and platform partners. Justifying the objectives of GMB, Yuen says, “We always strive to make our products simple and intuitive for small businesses, but many businesses are strapped for time and rely on third-party agencies and platforms to help manage their online presence. Today, at the Local Search Association conference in Chicago, IL, we’re announcing a few improvements aimed at making it easier for agencies and partners to manage Google listings with... [...]

MOZ’s guide to optimize your Google My Business listing

MOZ columnist Sherry Bonelli has republished the MOZ’s guide to optimize your Google My Business listing. It has been updated on May 1, 2018. Bonelli says, “Many local businesses just claim their GMB listing and forget about it. What most businesses don’trealize is that there are a variety of other features Google gives you that you can use to optimize your Google My Business listing and several reasons why you should frequently check your business listing to ensure that its accuracy stays intact. Want to know more? Complete all the information Google asks for There are a variety... [...]

HubSpot’s guide to Google My Business

HubSpot’s Aja Frost has published a free guide to Google My Business. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of GMB and tips to use it for marketing success. Frost says, “If you’re just getting started with local SEO, your Google My Business listing is a great place to focus your early efforts. After all, when people search for a product or service near them, they’re usually very close to making a purchase — one in two people who conduct a local search (think “watch repair near me”) visit a store that day. So it’s important the information about... [...]

Five strategies to optimizing Google My Business Listing

Google My Business (GMB) offers free listings for your businesses through which you can project your business on Google Search and Google Maps. With right optimization of the GMB listing, you can boost your business and prosper. MOZ columnist Sherry Bonelli has shared five strategies to optimize Google My Business listing. Bonelli says, “Many local businesses just claim their GMB listing and forget about it. What most businesses don’trealize is that there are a variety of other features you can use to optimize your Google My Business listing and several reasons why you should frequently... [...]

‘Need to contact Google My Business support? Use Twitter!’ – Marketing Land

Greg Gifford says, “It’s the end of the month, and that means it’s time for another edition of Greg’s Soapbox! Except this time, it’s not so much me standing on the soapbox and ranting; I’m more standing near it and politely providing helpful advice. Almost two years ago, I wrote a post here about using Google phone support if you had issues with Google My Business (yes, I’m not linking to the post on purpose). Depending on your particular keyword phrase when you search, that post usually ranks anywhere from #2 to #5 for any variation of “Google My Business support” —... [...]