Everything changes and nothing stands still. -Heraclitus Google Strike Against Map Spam Means MapMaker Closed Until Further Notice Google suspended public editing access to their Map Maker product after continued manipulation and “malicious” activity. Much of the malicious activity was designed to demonstrate the lack of robustness in the validation process, making maps data so […]
Google started testing a very scaled back version of the local pack in the US. Instead of the seven-packs we’re used to seeing in Australia, there are just three listings displayed in that space, and they do not show a phone number, suburb nor a link to your website. In stead it shows only business […]
Google finally put in place notifications to business owners when they receive a review on Google. It’s now available on mobile and desktop, making it easier for business owners to respond promptly. This has been a much requested feature and a long time coming. Woot! Google also announced bulk business upload capabilities for the GoogleMyBusiness […]
BrightLocal published their annual survey into the Local SEO Industry. This is an inside look at the local search community – the providers side of things. It gives local businesses a glimpse of the business lives of over 1700 professionals and what their businesses are like. If you’re interested to know how your service provider […]
Google My Business This new “product” was really a case of Google consolidating access to Google Places and Google Plus into one simpler, easier way for business owners to manage their Google assets. They also added the ability for owners to manage their pages via a mobile. This is not more than a case of […]
Why this latest update to Google Local in the US could have huge effects on Australian local businesses.