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Google launches new World Cup attribute for venues showing matches
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Sara Kudlowsky
With the World Cup having already kicked off, Google is asking certain businesses—particularly bars and restaurants—if they will be showing World Cup games at their location. If listing owners...
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Google adds “Neighbourhood Vibe” to Maps
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Wouldn’t it be nice if Google Maps gave you an instant flavour of the particular area you’re looking at? The platform, after all, is no longer used for driving directions...
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Google reveals new “Products” tab for Google Business Profile (GBP) listings
Thursday, September 29, 2022
The seasons changed in September—as did the world of local search. Find out how Google updated its algorithm, geared up for the holiday season, and got granular with review content. Here’s...
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Google launches major “helpful content” algorithm update
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Even during the laziest days of late summer, the world of local search keeps turning. In fact, this August brought more than its fair share of major changes and noticeable updates. Here’s all...
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Google calls time on the GBP app and fights back against a new review scam
Thursday, August 04, 2022
The world of local search rang in the changes this July. Google was particularly active as it bade farewell to a major app, pushed out a few new features, and took steps to counteract a particularly...
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Google Business Profile adds new LGBTQ+ attribute
Monday, July 04, 2022
Kirk S
In a move dedicated exclusively to businesses owned by the LGBTQ+ community, Google has now announced a brand new attribute for Google Business Profile (GBP, formerly known as Google My Business)....
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Google updates its algorithm and Meta fights fake reviews
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there’s lots to catch up on from the world of local search. These are all the changes, updates, and announcements you need to know. Google...
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Google highlights Q&A content on Maps and asks Local Guides to update old reviews
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May saw the arrival of many updates in local search. Some are major, others are minor, and at least one of them is set to demonstrate the extraordinary value of user reviews. Here’s all the...
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Revealed: Industry benchmarks for customer reviews in 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
It has been especially difficult for businesses to evaluate if they meet benchmarks for online reputation management over the past two years. Year-over-year analyses have relied on frustratingly...
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“Open now near me” searches grow 400% in one year
Friday, April 29, 2022
As always, change is afoot in local search. Join us for a whistle-stop tour through all the updates you need to know, from a significant new search trend to a big shake-up in local ranking factors....
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