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Monday Memo: New York Times Studies Location Data, Holiday Sales Up 3.4%, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 30, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Happy New Year! In this week's Monday Memo, learn about reporting from the New York Times on location data from 12 million phones; gains in 2019 holiday sales; and several new and experimental..

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Monday Memo: Google Adds "Site Cards," "Request Quotes" to Local Pack, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM

In this week's Monday Memo, learn about new features in Google local results including "Site Cards," a "Request Quotes" button, a new "Areas Served" section in listings, "Place Topics" on desktop,..

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Monday Memo: Think with Google Looks Towards 2020, Google Maps Adds Incognito Mode for iOS, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

This week, learn about Think with Google’s new research repository; incognito mode for Google Maps on iOS; the expansion of Local Service Ads; new GMB service area options; Waze’s new snow warning..

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Monday Memo: TripAdvisor Acquires SinglePlatform, Google Confirms Local Ranking Update, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This week, read about TripAdvisor’s acquisition of SinglePlatform; Google’s explanation of the November ranking update; a new “Lighting” layer in Google Maps; tags in Google reviews; retailers..

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Monday Memo: Record Sales on Black Friday, Google Rolls Out New Hotel Features, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

This week, learn about Black Friday’s record sales figures; Google’s new hotel search features; GMB standardized service terms; a fix for the Questions and Answers bug; a new theory about..

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Monday Memo: Major Shifts in International Smart Speaker Market, Local Guide Recommendations, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Nov 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Learn all about major shifts in the smart speaker market; Google’s new Local Guide recommendations; continued effects of the local ranking shakeup; responses to the WSJ article on Google’s search..

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