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Google Updates Ranking Guidelines, Then Updates Them Again

By Damian Rollison on Feb 12, 2020 4:51:34 PM

[Update 2/19/20: Unless something really dramatic happens, this is the last update I'll offer to this particular post. Google has responded via the @GoogleMyBiz Twitter account to questions about..

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Monday Memo: Google Maps Turns 15, Slow Growth in Voice Shopping

By Damian Rollison on Feb 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In this week’s post, learn about the anniversary of Google Maps; the slow growth of voice shopping; a survey of SEO in 2020; an unexpected flag in GMB listings; Google Post rejections; Nest’s new..

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Google Maps Turns 15

By Damian Rollison on Feb 7, 2020 1:25:23 PM

In honor of the 15th birthday of Google Maps, first launched in 2005, Google has announced several updates, including a new Maps logo and app design for Android and iOS. Here's how the updated app..

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Monday Memo: Apple Maps Announces Updates, Jumpshot Shuts Down Over Privacy Concerns

By Damian Rollison on Feb 3, 2020 6:36:24 AM

In this week’s post, learn about new Maps features from Apple; the closing of Avast subsidiary Jumpshot due to privacy concerns; updates on Featured Snippets; Google’s new chatbot technology; a..

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Brandify Partner Spotlight: HERE Technologies

By Damian Rollison on Jan 30, 2020 1:13:27 PM

Based in Amsterdam, HERE Technologies has a rich history going back to the earliest days of digital mapping. The company's international mapping platform traces its origins to Navteq, a pioneer in..

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Monday Memo: New York Requires Stores to Accept Cash; Google to Experiment with Search Result Changes

By Damian Rollison on Jan 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In this week’s Monday Memo, read about New York City’s ruling against cashless stores; Google’s response to criticisms of its search redesign; how Google understands images; an important change to..

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