Did you know you can post videos in Google reviews?

Recently in our Facebook group (Local Search Insiders), David Hills pointed out that you can add videos to your reviews on Google. Apparently, this feature has existed for a while but it’s really easy to miss because it is not an option on a desktop. When you go to leave a review on your computer,…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending January 23, 2023

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, LIVE in the new year! They’re talking about what’s new at Google, automatic suggestions on FAQs, creating unique local content, shelf inventory AI tool for retailers, LocalU Dallas, and so much more!Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting…

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How Do I Change my Google Business Profile Logo?

* updated on Jan 23, 2023 As long as I can recall, whenever you are optimizing a Google Business Profile (GBP) – formerly Google My Business – business profile, one of the most annoying “features” is updating the logo/cover photo. Usually, you upload what you like..most of the time it is your brand’s logo. This…

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Google Publishes User-Generated Content (UGC) Posting Restrictions

Google just published a new article in the “Map User Contributed Policy” help center about posting restrictions. This is the first time that Google has broken down the various types of restrictions. These are specifically about user-generated content (UGC) restrictions. This means that the restrictions are referring to things like user-uploaded photos, videos, and reviews.…

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📹 VIDEO: LAST WEEK IN LOCAL FOR WEEK ENDING JANUARY 16, 2023

Last Week in Local

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, LIVE in the new year! They’re talking about what’s new at Google: new reserve with Google feature for restaurants (wait times), GBP posts insights are depreciated, how to get a place label on Google maps, Apple Business Connect, Rising Stars in SEO…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending January 9, 2023

Last Week in Local

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, LIVE in the new year! They’re talking about what’s new at Google, new dental vertical available on LSA, tips for getting help on the Google Business Profile Community forum, additional ChatGPT updates, and so much more!Last Week in Local is a look…

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Google Business Profile Category Updates for December 2022

Google has around 4,000 different categories that small businesses can use in their Google Business Profile (GBP). Choosing the correct categories is very important because they have a massive impact on rankings.  Many people are not aware of how often the list of categories changes. Fortunately, we track and list updates to them on our…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending January 3, 2023

Last Week in Local with Carrie Hill and Mike Blumenthal

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, LIVE in the new year! They’re talking about what’s new at Google, how to plan your marketing for success in 2023, the benefits of leaving photos with Google reviews, leveraging ChatGPT for SEO, and more!Last Week in Local is a look back…

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Marketing Tips For A Successful 2023

The new year is upon us and with it comes, in many cases, a fresh perspective on how you can achieve the goals you’ve set for your brand(s) in 2023.  Likely you’ve either already set your goals, or you’re beginning that process after the holiday season as you come back into the office – hopefully fresh…

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