Real world examples with images and instruction for how to detect various types of Google Maps Spam.
Google My Business
Temporary limits to Google My Business Functionality The Google My Business listings are intended to represent business in “normal” operations. The current chaos is clearly not normal, so Google wants to help out customers by making changes to Google My Business listings functionality. Key to survival over the coming months is letting people know whether […]
Finding the Google My Business CID, PlaceID, FID and MREID Every Google My Business listing has a range of identification numbers/codes. Some can be used in generating Review links (now better done with the Google Short name); others are simply identification numbers for clarity and tracking. The best known for Google My Business listings is […]
Ever wondered how to link to Google’s Question & answer block on your Google My Business listing? You might do it to It’s not simple, but it is easy. It gets a little technical, so I’ll break the URL down in to steps. Let’s do this with business named Australian Ugg Boots P/L and they’re […]
Up until now, Google has made it ridiculously hard for businesses to give customers a link to write reviews for their Google listing. You needed an easy way to invite customers to leave reviews. Google’s Answer for years has been to manually create a link for customers to write reviews1 Google’s own documentation suggests two […]
Is Google helping drive customers AWAY from your business? First time I’ve seen “People also search for” in this spot. Not a fan of the placement. Perhaps if a business has a rating of 1 after so many reviews Google is trying to make it even more obvious you should consider a different business. pic.twitter.com/9LaXLHUq4s […]
A few of years down the track, Google My Business messaging has greatly improved and can be useful for many businesses. Read pros, cons and cautions here.
“A big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff” – Dr Who (tenth) If you have had a local business for a while, you may remember the days of Google Places and Google Business descriptions. Even if you haven’t, this “new and improved” version of business descriptions is worth getting to know. As I’ve written […]
Google Announces Menu Items Link on Google My Business Dashboard UPDATE: Google has now rolled out this feature to services businesses. Think dentist, marketing agency, lawyer, nutritionist, and even a singing teacher! Depending on your category of business, the link will say either “menu” or “services”. Google has added another information-rich feature to the Google […]