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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Secondary Hours in GMB For Some Categories

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Around May 18, Google My Business will release a new feature into GMB accounts that will allow business owners to add secondary hours to their listing. Preloading the information is available now in Beta via Google My Business agency partners, but if you wait until next week it should be... The post Secondary Hours in GMB For Some Categories 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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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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5 Alternatives to Google Plus for Your Local Business

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On the hunt for a Google+ (also called Google Plus and G+) alternative? It may be easier than you think! Since the social media platform closed its doors in 2019 , consumers have been looking for another option to match the features, traffic, and SEO benefits. Luckily, there are several replacements you can use. Here are the best Google Plus alternatives and how you can use them to grow your business online. What Was Google Plus and Why Did It Shut Down? Google Plus was Google’s fourth attempt at building a social media network. Its predecessors included Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect, and Orkut. While Google Plus had success initially, with 395 million active accounts in 2016 and Facebook seeing the network as a threat , it soon fizzled out. Why? For years, you had to have a Google Plus account to use features like Google Photos, Hangouts, and YouTube. …

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2021 Google My Business Insights Update

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Updated on January 26, 2021 to include new Mobile vs Desktop breakdown and the upcoming display to track driving directions, website clicks, and bookings via GMB Google announced some changes coming to GMB Insights in October 2020. According to this Google My Business help center article titled Changes to your...

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Google My Business: FAQ for Multiple Businesses at the Same Address

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Posted by MiriamEllis How should I get listed in Google My Business if I’ve got multiple businesses at the same address? How many listings am I eligible for if I’m legitimately running more than one business at my location? What determines eligibility, and what penalties might I incur if I make a mistake? How should I name my businesses at the same address? The FAQs surrounding this single, big topic fill local SEO forums across the web, year after year. The guidelines for representing your business on Google contain most of the answers you’re seeking about co-located businesses, but sometimes they can err on the side of too little detail, leading to confusion. Today, Iet's quickly tackle the commonest FAQs that local business owners and marketers raise related to this scenario, and if you have further questions, please ask in the comments! Q: I have more than one business at …

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