Author Archives: Zoran Dobrijevic

November 2021 Local Search Roundup

The holiday shopping season has arrived, and some shiny new updates from Google are already waiting under the tree. Read up on what’s new in local search this month, so you can stay up to date—and help keep your business on the “nice” list. Google My Business gets a new name Google is renaming Google […]

October 2021 Local Search Roundup

Another month, another laundry list of changes in local search. If you’re feeling like it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with Google search results changes, you aren’t alone. Data shows that changes in Google search results have been more intense and frequent in 2021 compared to previous years. Unconfirmed-yet-impactful Google algorithm updates have contributed […]

September 2021 Local Search Roundup

Fall has finally arrived and we’re slowly approaching the end of another eventful year. Yet the pace of life remains brisk in local search, where change is the only thing that never changes. Join us for a fast rundown of all the news you need to know from the month that was September 2021. Mozilla […]

August 2021 Local Search Roundup

The summer may be winding down, but local search never does. From new attributes to an algorithm update (and Google changing its mind about something—gasp!), it all happened in August. These are the developments you need to know. Google allows chains to create Google Posts via API… permanently Realizing that every physical business has to […]

July 2021 Local Search Roundup

Job posting schema, Google Posts for hotels, new restaurant review details, and the ability to… remove phone numbers from business listings?! Local search served up a little bit of everything this July. Here are all the updates you need to know about. June/July core algorithm update: Part two Google released the second half of its […]

June 2021 Local Search Roundup

No more Google My Business short names, restaurant ratings appearing directly in Google Maps, and a two-part core algorithm update. It all happened in local search this June. Join us for a quick rundown of all the updates you need to know about. Google core algorithm updates for June and July On June 2, Google […]

May 2021 Local Search Roundup

Warmer weather, relaxed restrictions, and a series of updates and upgrades in local search—it’s fair to say that May 2021 had a little bit of everything. Let’s take a closer look at the changes that matter to brick-and-mortar businesses everywhere. Google’s May 22 algorithm update The month of May was saturated with algorithm updates with […]

April 2021 Local Search Roundup

As 2021 gets into full swing, so too do the changes in local search. Join us for a quick rundown of all the updates you need to know about, from enhanced delivery/pickup features to a shiny new local two-pack. Let’s go! Google reveals local search trends amid COVID-19 With the profound impact the pandemic is […]

March 2021 Local Search Roundup

An algorithm update, free listings on Google Hotels, and a shiny new “estimated cost” field in the local pack. March brought a series of iterative changes to local search—some experimental in nature, others seemingly overdue—so let’s get straight to it. Google’s latest search ranking algorithm update In the last week of February, Google rolled out […]

February 2021 Local Search Roundup

Desktop messaging, review snippet stars, restaurant search filters… February’s local search updates may not have reinvented the wheel, but they have improved quality of life for business owners, marketers, and anybody seeking to drive local growth. Let’s get straight to it. Google adds black-owned business label and scroll-to-text on product results With the relevant timing […]