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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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Developing a schema strategy for local business: An interview with Schema App’s Martha van Berkel

Semantic markup offers the most clear-cut opportunity to tell search engines about your small business website. Discover the benefits and learn how you can get started. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Local Pack With Trending Icons On Business Listings

Have you ever seen a “trending this week” icon and messaging in the local pack in the Google search results? Here is a screen shot of this coming up for an SEO somewhere in Madrid. I’ve seen other forms of trending in Google search but I don’t believe in the local three pack. Here is […]

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SearchCap: Google’s deal with Mastercard not ‘deceptive’, small business SEO & more

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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