Join Elizabeth and Carrie as they discuss this last week in Local SEO – including a new review scam, Google’s update to remove “very rare” verbiage when it comes to hidden Search Console data (instead of just giving us more data), Privacy concerns, GMB Business Name questions, and much more!
Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and important articles from the previous week. It is 20-30 minutes long and covers critical industry trends, interesting local news, and tactical insights for anyone interested in Local Search.
- Always have this one Google Maps feature enabled to prove your innocence – PhoneArena
- Privacy advocates fear Google will be used to prosecute abortion seekers
- Google proposes moving ad business to Alphabet to keep regulators at bay | Ars Technica
- Google removes language in help doc calling hidden Search Console query data ‘very rare’
- Google PMax Campaigns add “In Location” targeting option – via Kasim Aslam on Twitter
- Scammers are plaguing Chicago restaurants with one-star Google reviews and extortion emails: ‘The reviews just kept coming’
- Related Questions showing in SERPs went from 54% to 27% last week. Isolated to desktop? What does it mean? Via Bordie Clark on Twitter
- Major Bug on GBP Manager | Local Search Forum
- Should You Put Keywords in Your Google Business Profile (GBP) Business Name? via Darren Shaw on Twitter.
- Google local justifications: Everything you need to know – Erin Jones via SELand
- LocalU Tickets & Sponsors
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