Top 10 Changes That Impacted Google My Business in 2020

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Posted by ColanNielsen 2020 has been a busy year for Google My Business (GMB). Since January, Google has launched new features, fixed bugs, and had to adapt to the global pandemic. At Sterling Sky, we think it’s important to keep track of all the changes that happen in the local search space in general, and that impact GMB specifically. So far in 2020 we are up to 54 changes. As you can tell, changes that impact Google My Business came at a fast pace — and at high volume — in 2020. In this post, I highlight the changes I think were most important in each month of this year, so far. For an exhaustive list of all the updates that have been made, check out this timeline . January: Google posts borked — hello, 2020! Foreshadowing things to come, GMB started off the year with a major issue in …

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Google My Business Changes Due to COVID-19

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Updated March 24 (added #9 and #10) Things with Google My Business (GMB) are changing so quickly it is hard to keep up with what is going on so I wanted to create a list of things that are different than normal currently. Google is allowing businesses like restaurants to add... The post Google My Business Changes Due to COVID-19 appeared first on Local University .

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Google Updates GMB Listings For Car Dealers… Again

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Yesterday, Google rolled out a major update for Google My Business listings for car dealers. Nested department listings are now explicitly listed in the GMB panel: Before I talk a bit more about this, let’s provide a little history to show why this update is important… Back in March, Google... The post Google Updates GMB Listings For Car Dealers… Again appeared first on Local University .

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Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19

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We’ve seen a few changes from Google My Business on how restaurants are handled in Maps and some new features on their Business Listings as well. The “buttons” in the business listing are associated with the “Order Food with Google” feature, which means non-participating restaurants that get these buttons (google... The post Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19 appeared first on Local University .

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GMB Adds “Manage insurance info for your practice” Section to Help Center

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Google My Business recently update the page titled “Get started with Google My Business for healthcare providers” with a section called “Manage insurance info for your practice”. Google states: Important: Insurance information is available for select merchants in the US only. It displays for merchants whose insurance availability is provided to... The post GMB Adds “Manage insurance info for your practice” Section to Help Center appeared first on Local University .

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Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19

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We’ve seen a few changes from Google My Business on how restaurants are handled in Maps and some new features on their Business Listings as well. Krystal Taing shared how the “buttons” in the business listing are associated with the “Order Food with Google” feature, which means non-participating restaurants that... The post Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19 appeared first on Local University .

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Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19

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We’ve seen a few changes from Google My Business on how restaurants are handled in Maps and some new features on their Business Listings as well. Krystal Taing shared how the “buttons” in the business listing are associated with the “Order Food with Google” feature, which means non-participating restaurants that... The post Google Makes More Changes to Restaurant GMB Visibility for COVID-19 appeared first on Local University .

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Google My Business: What It Is, How To Use It, and Why

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Posted by MiriamEllis Google My Business is both a free tool and a suite of interfaces that encompasses a dashboard, local business profiles, and a volunteer-driven support forum with this branding. Google My Business and the associated Google Maps make up the core of Google’s free local search marketing options for eligible local businesses. Today, we’re doing foundational learning! Share this simple, comprehensive article with incoming clients and team members to get off on the right foot with this important local business digital asset. An introduction to the basics of Google My Business First, let’s get on the same page regarding what Google My Business is and how to be part of it. What is Google My Business? Google My Business (GMB) is a multi-layered platform that enables you to submit information about local businesses, to manage interactive features like reviews and questions, and to publish a variety of media …

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