Google Says More About Local Ranking In Updated Document

Google has updated its documentation that contains advice for improving your local ranking on the search engine. This was spotted by local search watcher Mike Blumenthal. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable has the old version saved here. According to…

Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

In December, Google launched of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps.…

Google Pilots Local Business Markup for Knowledge Panels

Last week, Google launched the Google My Business API to let big businesses and third parties integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. Businesses can use the API to…

Google My Business Gets An API

This week, Google announced the launch of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and…

Google My Business Now Lets You Close, Reopen Business Locations

Google announced on its Advertiser Community site that Google My Business will now let you mark a location closed in the list view to keep users up to date. You can also now reopen a location if need be. Google’s…

Google Lists Google My Business Listing Visibility Factors

Update: Google has changed language to remove “clicks”. Very interesting. Your business listings on Google aren’t going to do much for you if people don’t see them. Just having one isn’t enough. You need to make sure it’s optimized. Google…

Google My Business Gets Special Hours Feature

Google My Business is getting a new feature that lets you pre-schedule specific hours for holidays or special events. Now that we’re into November, the feature couldn’t have come any sooner. When a business provides special hours to Google My…

Google My Business Gets A Refresh

Google announced the launch of a new redesign for Google May Business. This includes updated navigation, which the company says is aimed at making it easier to access the product’s primary features and providing better access to multiple locations for…

Google May Kill Your Business Listing If You Don’t Show Them You’re Active

If you haven’t logged into your Google My Business account lately, you might want to stop by and verify your business listing(s). If you don’t, you run the risk of Google killing your business listing, which will be a much…

Google My Business, AdWords Express Apps Get Updates

Google announced some updates to the Google My Business and AdWords Express apps aimed at making it easier for businesses to find the right customers. With Google My Business for Android, business owners can see reviews from across the web.…