Last week in Local 3/26/18
Join Local U for the latest public episode of Last Week in Local, a weekly conversation about the articles that attracted our attention during the past week ending March 26th. This week features Mary Bowling & Mike Blumenthal.
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Wayfair now has an Android App that let’s you use augmented reality to “see” what furniture and accessories would look like in your own home.
Jamie Pittman of Bright Local breaks down the improvements Google’s recently made in it’s insights stats about where searchers are when asking for directions. He explains how you can use this knowledge” ads, links, social media, etc.
Tom Waddington gives us his detailed observations about reviews and Local Services Ads. Google’s conflating GMB and LSA reviews somewhat and it’s pretty much mess. But the main negative problems are that owners can’t respond to LSA reviews and owners and searchers are being mislead that the reviews that appear with LSA ads have all been verified and they have not. This could continue to be a problem until Google gets enough verified ads to only show those, but in the meantime.
Dana DiTomaso – recap of her presentation on engagement for Local Businesses in Manilla at PeepCon: “The strongest signal is when someone picks you,” DiTomaso said. She provides tips for increasing and improving your engagement and the resulting signals that sends to Google.