Posts Tagged ‘ Google: Maps & Local ’

How to manage local listings for enterprise brands

Posted on: September 19, 2016 by in SEO
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When it comes to local listings management, there’s a direct correlation between the number of listings you manage and the amount of grumbling, cursing and general hand-wringing you do. It isn’t easy for enterprise brands to get their location data in order. Juggling the info for hundreds or thousands of locations can quickly become overwhelming. And it’s not uncommon for enterprise brands to feel like they’re playing SEO whack-a-mole, constantly beating down duplicate listings, Continue Reading ...

Google Local Business Cards or Posts about to roll out to ‘thousands’ of SMBs

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by in SEO
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In March, Google started showing “Local Business Cards” as part of the Google Posts system. This allows content providers or businesses or candidates to control the content that appears in the carousel near the top of search results. Below is an example rom March, for Healthy Choice Massage. Now, according to information obtained by Mike Blumenthal, Google will dramatically expand availability Google Local Cards or Local Posts from a “few dozen” at launch to “thousands” of small Continue Reading ...

Google gears up for 2016 Rio Olympics with search updates & YouTube highlight videos

Posted on: August 1, 2016 by in SEO
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Google says it’s “bringing the best” of its products to this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the Official Google Blog, the site will be adding event schedules, medal counts, athlete information, competition results and TV schedules (for 30+ countries) in Search. In addition to Olympic-related search updates, YouTube will have event highlights by official broadcasters from more than 60 countries. Also, fifteen of YouTube’s top creators will be in Rio Continue Reading ...

Excited about Google’s new map ads? You should be!

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by in SEO
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As an avid Google Maps user on both a personal and business level, I’ve often wished for a more interactive and all-inclusive experience. For instance, wouldn’t it be great to get suggestions for options like the closest coffee shop or lunch spot while I’m driving from Point A to Point B? Sure, I could pull over, open up Google and search for these things separately, but who wouldn’t welcome a truly responsive and local experience within Google Maps? If you’re like me, then Google’s Continue Reading ...

Google Maps for Android to add WiFi-only mode

Posted on: July 25, 2016 by in SEO
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The folks at Android Police uncovered that the new version of Google Maps for Android now lets users set Google Maps to only work in Wi-Fi mode. This way you do not have to use your cellular data while using Google Maps, assuming you pre-downloaded the maps before you left your Wi-Fi connection. If your Maps app has received the Wi-Fi only mode setting, you will be able to access it by opening the Settings screen and look for a new toggle on the second line with the title “Wi-Fi only.” Continue Reading ...

Bridging the gaps in the Google My Business API

Posted on: June 24, 2016 by in SEO
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Last month, Google released version 3.0 of its Google My Business API, which for those of us managing locations at scale felt like Christmas came early. Included in the update were a variety of new features, the most important of which were the addition of attributes for locations, the ability to indicate a preferred photo and the ability to match locations between Google Maps and Google My Business listings. While all of the changes are exceptionally useful (and although one shouldn’t Continue Reading ...