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Google has unlocked this data to give you a more accurate picture of the total impressions for your locations for non-branded terms.
Today, Google launched version 4.2 of its Google My Business (GMB) API. Mary asks, “What about agencies/platforms using the API to spam GMB?”
It can be difficult to determine how much information to include within an ad, as well as what information will generate the most engagement. As consumers continue to expect more personalized forms of advertising, marketers must create a greater mixture of relevant ads.
This webinar will show several search results features that SMBs have the ability to influence and change. See how to add features to your Knowledge Panel and the organic results on Google that will help boost your reputation and increase your click-through-ratio.
Sales are booming at major chains that have taken cues from their giant online rival — signs of a revival in a $3.5 trillion industry.
“But structured data is not a killer SEO strategy for all situations, and it’s important that SEOs and clients understand that often it’s more of a future-proofing game than an actual near-term traffic or money-generator.”
Google Correlate has been around since 2011, yet is still an overlooked keyword research tool. Here’s a comprehensive guide to Google Correlate.
Google has let a business add keywords back to its name on GMB as many as 8 times after being removed, without taking any kind of action such as a warning or soft suspension.
Google sent a warning (no punishment) to GMB page owners letting them know that they need to stop keyword stuffing 60% of the time.
Google applied a soft suspension to GMB listings that repeatedly add keywords to their name 20% of the time and applied a hard suspension to GMB listings that repeatedly add keywords to their name 20% of the time.
Negative restaurant review led to drive-by shooting in Orange County, deputies say – Orlando Sentinel
News of the Weird: Employees upset about a negative restaurant review committed a drive-by shooting at the home of the person who wrote the review, according to an arrest affidavit.
Only in America.
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