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Monday Memo: Google Says “Local Is Now Digital” in New Report

By Damian Rollison on Apr 12, 2021 2:03:48 AM

In this week’s update, learn about Google’s report on the digital side of local; Yelp’s new Asian-owned business attribute; Google’s updated guidelines on phone numbers in Posts; a search update..

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Monday Memo: Google Maps Adds Indoor Live View, Weather, Curbside Pickup, and More

By Damian Rollison on Apr 5, 2021 4:14:16 AM

In this week’s update, read about new features in Google Maps; a new format for local results on mobile; the relationships between ranking factors; detailed info on GMB suspensions; the benefits..

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Monday Memo: Zero-Click Grew to Two Thirds of Search in 2020

By Damian Rollison on Mar 29, 2021 2:13:46 AM

In this week’s update, learn about the growth of zero-click search; the risks of GMB messaging; a new helpfulness rating in reviews; the impact of COVID-19 on search and SEO; an address..

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Monday Memo: Foursquare Places Relaunched with Enhanced Points of Interest

By Damian Rollison on Mar 22, 2021 3:43:16 AM

In this week’s update, read about the updated Foursquare Places; Google’s new review management tool; a bug affecting featured snippets; regional availability and pricing in Merchant Center; a new..

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Monday Memo: Major Ranking Fluctuation May Indicate Local Algorithm Update

By Damian Rollison on Mar 15, 2021 2:44:59 AM

In this week’s update, learn about a major local ranking shakeup; free booking links for hotels; rejection of GMB posts; greater prominence in GMB for native restaurant ordering; photo updates and..

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Monday Memo: GMB Adds Product Categories, Prompts Pointy Integration

By Damian Rollison on Mar 8, 2021 2:40:24 AM

In this week’s update, find out about updates to the GMB Products tab; how to use the GMB “opening date” field; a broader rollout of the device breakdown in GMB performance metrics; BrightLocal’s..

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