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Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

By Chris Crum March 6, 2014

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 …

Google+ Local iOS App Is No More Google+ Local iOS App Is No More
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Google has retired the standalone Google+ Local app for iOS. 9to5Mac first reported on an email that Google sent around (which has since made its way to other publications) that it would be retired as of August 7th, though the …

What It's Like To Be A Google Trusted Photographer What It's Like To Be A Google Trusted Photographer
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Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into …

Google Adds New Business Owner Link On Local Results Google Adds New Business Owner Link On Local Results
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Google has added a new link to manage local business listings to search results pages on the right-hand side. Google’s Jade Wang made the announcement in a Google Groups thread, saying: Managing your business’s presence on Google is now easier …

Google Places For Business Interface Gets Update Google Places For Business Interface Gets Update
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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 …

Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

Google+ Local Gets New Photo Sharing Options Google+ Local Gets New Photo Sharing Options

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, …

Graph Search Has Big Local Search Implications Graph Search Has Big Local Search Implications
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On Tuesday, Facebook unveiled Graph Search, and I’ve been doing little but reading and writing about it ever since. There’s one conclusion I’ve drawn about it so far, above all else, and that’s that we have no idea how big …

Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses
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Online reviews are a hot button issue right now, particularly as one case involving Yelp reviews has attracted some media attention. You can read about that here. Basically, a woman was sued for defaming remarks, as she claimed in reviews …

Google Business Photos Accessible From The SERP Google Business Photos Accessible From The SERP

Google is now highlighting its indoor photography for businesses from search results pages, making the imagery much more visible to users. Businesses who have been able to participate in this get the added bonus of letting customers browse their store …

Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+ Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+

Google announced today that it is now letting Panoramio users export their photos to Google+. With Google+ being such a magnet for photographers, and Google touting it as such, it’s kind of hard to believe this wasn’t already an option. …

Google Launches New Zagat App For Android Google Launches New Zagat App For Android
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Google has launched a new Zagat app for Android devices in one of a handful of recent Google+ Local-related announcements from the company. And in case you were wondering, it does come with a Google flavor. “While our ratings and …

Google Adds Reviews To User Profiles Google Adds Reviews To User Profiles
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Google has added a new feature to Google+ where users can see the local businesses that others have reviewed. Under the “About” tab on a user’s profile page, there is now a section called “local,” which will show you how …

Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local
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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. …

Google Launches A Couple Of Google+ Local Updates Google Launches A Couple Of Google+ Local Updates

Google announced a couple of updates to Google+ Local today. First, on Google Maps for Android, the ratings system has been adjusted so you can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. On the desktop, Google has brought back …

Business Not Happy With Google Deleting Its Reviews Business Not Happy With Google Deleting Its Reviews
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In May, Google announced Google+ Local, which would replace Place Pages, and overhaul Google’s entire local business review search results. We’ve written in the past about how the transition may be costing business clicks, and we’re still seeing some pretty …

Google Places For iOS Becomes Google+ Local Google Places For iOS Becomes Google+ Local

Google Places for iOS got a significant makeover yesterday, complete with a name change. In keeping with their plan to foist Google+ upon as many of their users as possible, Google Places is now Google+ Local. The update, rolled out …