Join Mike, Mary and Carrie as they discuss the latest in this week’s local search news – from info on businesses reopening to Amazon’s bid to make delivery drivers into furniture assemblers – with a stop by the offline to online news of the week. Join us!
Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and important articles from the previous week. It covers critical industry trends, interesting local news, and tactical insights for anyone interested in Local Search.
- Travel and Eating Out Are What Americans Have Been Missing Most – NearMedia.co
- Amazon reportedly plans to make drivers double as furniture installers – Mashable.com
- Police: Man assaults Menard’s employee, hits officer with hammer after mask dispute – Fox9.com
- Google My Business: Edit Your Profile, Hours, Photos & More From Web Search – Barry Schwartz – SERoundtable.com
- Google Search adds keyboard shortcut to edit your query – 9to5Google.com
- New consumer update of business on google now showing up in the wild – via YourBizWatchdog on Twitter
- – The Google Blog
- – Andrew Shotland – Search Engine Journal
- – Miriam Ellis – Moz.com
- We’ve heard a few reports recently of reviews not publishing on Google – Joy Hawkins via Twitter
- Soft 404 vs NOINDEX – which is better for ranking – via Barry Schwartz at SERoundtable.com
- 57% of US Small Businesses Now Fully Reopened After COVID Restrictions Eased = SmallBizTrends.com
- Google Testing Dot next to Updates to indicate a “new GMB” post is available – Joy Hawkins – LocalU.org
- Survey: Why Do Consumers Want To Text A Business? – Aaron Weiche, Leadferno