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Monday Memo: Is Apple Working on a Search Engine?

By Damian Rollison on Sep 7, 2020 6:45:59 AM

In this week’s update, read about Apple’s possible plans to launch a search engine; signs of another shakeup in local rankings; voice search ranking factors from SEMRush; Bing’s removal of Yelp..

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Monday Memo: Google My Business Launches Rich Menus via API

By Damian Rollison on Aug 31, 2020 8:04:02 AM

In this week’s update, learn about new rich menus from GMB; ratings and photos in Apple Maps; the characteristics of the average GMB profile; updated GMB guidelines for hours and virtual..

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Monday Memo: Google Search Trends Show a Need for Connectedness

By Damian Rollison on Aug 24, 2020 8:03:46 AM

In this week’s update, read about Google’s search trends showing a need for connectedness; Foursquare’s new accreditation; a primer in GMB attributes; wildfire boundaries in Google Maps; Snapchat..

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Monday Memo: More GMB Update Features Now Available in Search and Maps

By Damian Rollison on Aug 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In this week’s update, learn about an update that lets businesses optimize their GMB listings directly in Search and Maps; a glitch that temporarily disrupted rankings; expanded service features..

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Monday Memo: GMB Pilots “Photo Updates,” a New Kind of User Generated Content

By Damian Rollison on Aug 10, 2020 8:26:13 AM

In this week’s update, learn about the “photo updates” pilot and a new “Call” button in Google My Business; a list of items that are not ranking factors; a survey showing consumers want mask..

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Monday Memo: Google Maps Goes Social with Public Profiles

By Damian Rollison on Aug 3, 2020 8:15:56 AM

In this week’s update, learn about public user profiles in Google Maps; the proportion of Google properties in search results; the impact of primary category on GMB features; a new COVID Alert app..

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