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September 2020 Local Search Roundup
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
September was a mixed bag in local search. While Google’s COVID-related updates continued as expected, the search giant’s primary competitors—Apple and Bing—both adjusted their review...
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August 2020 Local Search Roundup
Monday, August 31, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
Although there were few surprises this month in local search, Google released a number of significant updates as they lean in to plans they’ve been preparing all year—including changes in...
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Instantly boost your Google My Business rankings by removing spam
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
Googles finds more than 25 billion spam-filled pages every day. Last year, Google users submitted more than 230,000 reports of spam, 82% of which resulted in pages being taken down. Very simply, spam...
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July 2020 Local Search Roundup
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
As the pandemic becomes business as usual, Google My Business (GMB) updates have gone from emergency hot-fixes to routine patches. This month has seen some quality-of-life improvements for both...
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How attributes are transforming Google My Business
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
Last year, most people were unaware of attributes despite them being a feature of Google My Business (GMB) in many business categories. They provided useful information to consumers (and some handy...
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Google My Business: When to use secondary hours vs. nested locations
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
In June, Google announced that it would allow businesses to post a variety of secondary hours on their Google My Business (GMB) listings. For the first time, businesses were able to define and post...
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June 2020 Local Search Roundup
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
COVID-19 has demanded a number of updates to the local listings ecosystem, primarily to better communicate health and safety protocols with customers. Many of these changes, however, appear to be...
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Local Search Masterclass recap: How financial brands can drive customer acquisition and retention during re-openings, and beyond
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
DAC
Reopening can be complicated for businesses with distributed local footprints, especially in the highly regulated financial services industry. That’s why we hosted a Local Search Masterclass to...
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May 2020 Local Search Roundup
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Zoran Dobrijevic
Google’s updates are not slowing down. As we grow accustomed to life with COVID-19 and how to do business amid social distancing practices, updates to the local search ecosystem have stopped...
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April 2020 Local Search Roundup
Thursday, April 30, 2020
David Welsh
Full shelter-in-place orders were in place all over the world for much of April 2020. Unsurprisingly, most local listing developments were in direct response to the pandemic. But that doesn’t...
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