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Google My Business is Testing “Services” Justifications

By Colan Nielsen | December 30, 2020

The services menu in Google My Business allows you to add details about the different services your business offers.  Up until yesterday, the fields would only show up on mobile as a tab that either display as “services” or “menu” (which looks silly for any non-restaurant businesses). The service menu can be created directly in…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Dec 28, 2020

By Carrie Hill | December 29, 2020

This week Erin Jones of Sterling Sky joins us to talk about her most recent LocalU advanced presentation all around the convergence of Local, Social, & Brand Voice. Mike and Mary discuss the Facebook/Apple privacy conflict. Local SEO in 2021 & more! If you’re interested in watching Erin’s session and all of the LocalU sessions…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Dec 21, 2020

By Carrie Hill | December 21, 2020

This week we’re joined by Darren Shaw to discuss the Whitespark Local Search Ranking Factors for 2020! Darren also shares some news from the week and we discuss a variety of topics including Facebook & Apple’s security standoff, the importance of internal linking, Next week join us as Erin Jones of Sterling Sky joins us…

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Video: Last Week in Local Dec 14, 2020 – Section 230, Maps & Web Results, Local for Non Profits & More

By Carrie Hill | December 14, 2020

Welcome back to Last Week in Local for the week ending December 14, 2020.  Today we’re joined by Greg Gifford of Search Lab to talk about his LocalU presentation on Power BI – AND the reason why he built a dashboard to measure internal churn. It’s a stellar conversation about understanding why your business is…

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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. — Joy…

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