All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Places’

Google Adds Location Management Features For Businesses

Google is rolling out new features for the bulk management tool for Google Places. These include status of your locations on Maps, an updated data conflicts interface, an improved edit timeframe, automatically-enabled social features, and new functionality for manager addition/removal and location removal. Jade Wang announced the features earlier this week in the Google and Your Business product forum (via …

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Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

Google has run into some “complications” upgrading local businesses to the new Places dashboard. In some cases, businesses’ accounts and another accounts that they don’t control were both verified for the same business using the old Places dashboard. In other cases, the businesses may have verified multiple times from the accounts they do control. Either way, it has resulted in …

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Google Updates Quality Guidelines For Businesses

Google announced that it has made some tweaks to the Google Places Quality Guidelines, specifically for business names. The changes illustrate how you can add descriptors. Jade Wang announced the update ion a post on the Google Product Forums. Under “Business Name,” it now says: Your title should reflect your business’s real-world title. In addition to your business’s real-world title, …

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Google Makes Changes To Business Page Creation

Google announced that it is making some changes to how business pages are created. Businesses creating listings in the new Places for Business dashboard will no longer have to wait to complete PIN verification before they can see the +page. That goes for “most businesses,” though the company didn’t get very specific on just what that means. Jade Wang says …

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Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories

Google is working on improving and expanding the business categories for Google Places For Business for countries around the world. In fact, they’re adding over 1,000 new categories in the Places dashboard. Google Business community manager Jade Wang posted an announcement in the Google Product Forums (via Search Engine Roundtable), saying that the move comes based on feedback from merchants. …

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Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab

Google has added a Reviews tab to the Places for Business interface so that businesses can look at user reviews on Google itself, as well as from other web sources in one place. “Now you can learn what your customers are saying about your business on Google and across the web, in one place,” says senior product manager Qasar Younis. …

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Google Places For Business Gets A New Android App

Google has launched a new Google Places for Business Android app, which lets businesses keep their listings up-to-date across Google. The app lets businesses update their info like hours, address, contact information, photos and description, and lets them post updates and photos so customers can see. It also lets them respond to comments and +1s on their posts. The app …

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Google Places Dashboard Now Lets You Remove Listings

In the new Google Places Dashboard, businesses can now delete listings. The dashboard was first announced back in early April. Since then, it has been updated a number of times with various features and improvements. This Google forum post chronicles the updates as they were made. Google’s Jade Wang made note of the news about listing removals in a Google+ …

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Google Places For Business Interface Gets Update

Google announced the launch of an update to Google Places for Business. With the update comes a simpler interface, more integration with other Google products, and quicker updates for edits. “The upgraded interface is simpler and more intuitive, so the process of updating your business information is quick and easy,” says senior product manager Qasar Younis. “There’s also a widget …

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Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of local establishments directly in their in-car system,” explains Google Places API product manager Justin Chu. “Place Summaries are curated expert …

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Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local

Google has been rolling out an update to its local ratings system. As you may recall, Google recently made some changes to the system on Google Maps for Android, so users can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. A similar system is now hitting the desktop experience. Google’s Megan Stevenson posted the following to Google+ on Wednesday: Megan …

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Google Places API Team Talks New Features In Hangout

The Google Places API has been seeing a constant barrage of updates this year. It could be a great new source of revenue for Google, and it’s great for businesses (except for this guy). That’s why it’s super important for developers to stay in the know in regards to changes coming to the Places API. The Google Places API product …

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