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Google My Business Launches New Spam Report Form

Google announced they have launched a new form to submit spam reports about Google local, maps and Google My Business related spam. Google calls it the Business Redressal Complaint Form and is for fraudulent activity. You can access the form over here. Google said If you come across misleading information or fraudulent activity on Google […]

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Fake Google Maps Edits Cause Major Business Disruptions

Anyone can edit a business listings details on Google Maps and local. So if you have a competitor and you want to close them down, or shut their business hours, or change their web site address or worse, you can do that. The business owner may notice an email about the change, only after the […]

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Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Google announced in the Google My Business Help forums that owners of businesses within Google My Business can now reply to reviews directly using Google Maps on desktop. Prior you could do it in Google My Business, in the Google My Business app and in some other forms. But now you can also do it […]

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Google My Business: Reconfirm Location Vs Verify Now

I am not sure what this is about but one local SEO is being asked to verify their business by clicking verify now or reconfirm location. I am not sure what the difference is and neither are any of the local SEOs in the Local Search Forums. Here is a screen shot: The local SEO […]

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Google My Business Products Beta Gets Update Design

Kara from Google said in the Google My Business Help thread that they have done a user interface refresh of the relatively new Product Editor interface. This can be found on some Google My Business consoles under the Product beta link. Google began this beta a few months ago and I guess based on the […]

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Google My Business Insights Data Latency Not Being Speed Up Now

A week or so ago, Google told us that they released an update to Google My Business Insights that would result in us getting improvements in terms of how soon we see fresh data from the analytics tools. Well, Google misspoke and now we are told we won’t see these improvements happen for at least […]

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Google My Business Insights to get more recent data

Google promised to reduce the latency of the Google My Business Insights reports and tools. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Bing histograms reveal better business intelligence metrics with data distribution

Simple average is ok but histograms of your CPC data can help to better understand outlier data points. This is part one of a three-part series about Bing’s data distribution tools. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google My Business Breaks Out Primary & Additional Business Categories

Google My Business made a small but useful change to the Google My Business dashboard where you edit your business listing. Now Google will show and let you edit your primary and additional (secondary) categories instead of lumping them into one big category with many options. Ben Fisher posted about the change in the Local […]

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SearchCap: Google Maps follow business, local voice survey & link building tools

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google My Business Personal Account Migration To Organizational Account Tool

Google has posted a new help document that walks you through the process of migrating your Google My Business listings from a personal account to an organization account. Kara from Google wrote in the Google My Business Help thread “When we launched the agency dashboard in June, some agencies struggled to smoothly migrate listings to […]

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