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Google I/O Had a Lot to Say about Local Search; Here's a Recap

By Damian Rollison on May 10, 2019 1:47:29 PM

Within the first two minutes of Sundar Pichai’s keynote at Google I/O, he was already talking about local. “Every year at I/O,” Pichai said, “we learn and try to make things a little bit better …..

Tags: Google, News & Events

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Google Releases Statement on Paid Listings

By Damian Rollison on May 2, 2019 1:09:59 PM

You may have heard about the survey Google sent last week to small business owners, asking for their feedback about a range of paid features that could at some point be added to Google My Business. I..

Tags: Google, Google My Business

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Announcing the Brandify Guide to Google Optimization for Hotels

By Damian Rollison on Apr 23, 2019 4:04:27 PM

If you're a hotel owner, a marketer who works with hotel clients, or even just a frequent traveler, you'll no doubt have noticed that Google has made some major changes recently in the hotel space...

Tags: Google, ebook

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Best Practices for Google My Business Photos

By Diana Trinh on Mar 7, 2019 2:05:31 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s no secret that photos gather more engagement, reach and click-throughs compared to plain text. However, not all pictures are created equal. When consumers..

Tags: Google, Google My Business

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Google Assistant Now Supports Restaurant Booking in 43 States

By Damian Rollison on Mar 6, 2019 4:21:32 PM

Scott Huffman, VP of Engineering for Google Assistant, announced today that in 43 U.S. states, Pixel phone users can now book tables at restaurants using voice commands. All you have to do is say,..

Tags: Google

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The Ultimate Guide to Google Posts

By Diana Trinh on Jan 21, 2019 9:25:08 PM

Introduced in 2017 by Google, Google Posts allow businesses to post text and photos directly to Google My Business (GMB). These posts appear on the local panel and on Maps. If used effectively,..

Tags: Google, Google My Business
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