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Go Home, Google Mapmaker. You’re Drunk.

I have to start this by saying that I hate Google Mapmaker. I have not tried to use it for evil purposes, but rarely see any changes take place from reporting real violations and misinformation. Here is a case that is so black-and-white that there shouldn’t be any hesitation approving it. The business name is […]

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Poll: How Would You Rate Google My Business Support Today

Recently, Google My Business moved some of its phone and chat support for US businesses to India. If you have had a recent experience with support, either phone or chat, how would you rate that support overall?

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Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews?

Why does Google show a 4.8 rating when I have all 5-star reviews? It is a question that comes up repeatedly on my blog and in the forums. Google, on its help page says: We calculate an overall rating based on user ratings and a variety of other signals to ensure that the overall score […]

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What Would You Name the Local Carousel Replacement?

Earlier this month Google replaced the Local Carousel with a new type of search result. Since that time we have bandied about several names to describe it. Which name do you prefer?

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Updated (June 2017) Rules for Google My Business Listings

Google Local Business Listings Google local business listings can appear in 3 places in the search results for Google: in Google Maps, in the local pack and within the localized organic Google web results. Since Google owns the lion’s share of local search traffic AND organic search traffic, it’s very important that both your website […]

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8 Tips to Optimize Your Local Knowledge Panel in Google Search

On branded searches in local (i.e. searches made on your company name), Google frequently offers up much of the area above the fold with information about your business. This is particularly true when Google shows the Local Knowledge Panel. It is an incredible opportunity to showcase your business. Here are 8 tips that can help […]

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