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Brian has been working in Local SEO since 2008 when he began building an online business. He has built several websites from the ground up and enjoys all aspects of Local SEO, especially helping small businesses grow.

Google Maps Showing Web Results

By Brian Barwig / December 14, 2020

Google Maps is now showing web results on mobile and desktop searches. When searching for a business on Google Maps, scrolling down past the Google My Business profile information (NAPW, photos, & reviews), there is a “People also search for” section. Previously, this was the last section within Google Maps. Currently, we are noticing a…

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Google (Testing) Tourist Attractions Getting Large Icons

By Brian Barwig / December 9, 2020

Several individuals on Twitter are sharing screenshots and information showing large landmark icons showing cities most important locations. Not everyone is seeing the landmark icons yet, so this could be a test or a slow rollout. I’m starting to see more and more of these large icons for places on Google Maps. pic.twitter.com/e2LgdNrsdr — Joy…

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GMB Suspending Listings for Making Single Edits to Profiles

By Brian Barwig / October 30, 2020

There has been a recent uptick in Google My Business (GMB) suspensions for making single edits to business profiles. If that sounds crazy to you, jump on-board because we didn’t believe at first either. We have noticed several threads in our Local Search Forum and on our blog talking about the issue. We began noticing…

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