Category: realtime

Google Rolls Out Several Updates, Including Changes to GMB

June 29th, 2021 by

It’s been an interesting month in the world of Google. At the beginning of June Google rolled out a Core Update. And along with that announcement, shared that another update will be rolling out in July. Google’s Page Experience Update that has had SEOs and web developers working diligently to improve the Core Web Vitals scores started rolling on June 15. Google said it’s rolling out slowly and will continue […Read More]

Snowmageddon Doesn’t Slow Down Google & Bing

February 22nd, 2021 by

While snowmageddon was happening all around us in Texas last week, Google continued to keep the changes coming. Rolling out now is Google My Business Messaging for desktop. In the past, businesses that elected to get messages from customers could access them through the Google My Business (GMB) mobile app. Google My Business Messaging Now Available on Desktop As you know, consumers hunger for convenience. GMB messaging is another example […Read More]

Advice Local’s 2020 Year in Review – What Did You Accomplish?

January 25th, 2021 by

What are you doing in 2021 to better help your local business clients? We accomplished a lot at Advice Local in 2020 to make it easier for our agency & local marketing partners to help their clients get found in Google Maps and organic search. Advice Local’s 2020 Year in Review Today we would like to do a 2020 Year in Review with you. 1. Breakthrough Voice Profile Technology Is […Read More]

Advice Local’s Top 10 Local Search Topics & Tools of 2020

December 30th, 2020 by

As we all look forward to 2020 finally coming to an end, let’s take a look back at some of Advice Local’s most popular blog posts. As you prepare to take your clients into 2021, refresh your memory with some of the tips and information from the past year that people found the most interesting. Hot Local Search Topics From 2020 1. Mastering the Bing Places Dashboard and Business Listing […Read More]

Get the Secrets to Increasing a Business’ Online Authority

December 22nd, 2020 by

While most businesses have heard of Google’s E-A-T (expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness), they may not know how to apply it effectively to their content marketing efforts. This is exactly why we created our newest download, Applying E-A-T to a Google My Business Listing. The first step is to understand that E-A-T is not one thing. E-A-T is three individual components that work together as one. Individually developing each component – expertise, […Read More]

Apple Maps Gets an Upgrade – We Have You Covered

November 24th, 2020 by

Apple Maps is stepping up their game. As you may recall at the beginning of September, I talked with you about Apple Maps adding reviews for businesses. Since that time those in the digital marketing industry have been speculating about what Apple will be doing next to improve their maps experience. In this community we share a common concern – how is Apple Maps going to impact local businesses? Last week […Read More]

Google My Business Management Just Got Easier

July 24th, 2020 by

At Advice Local, we’re all about our partners, we’re all about local search and we are definitely all about Google My Business (GMB). And why are we all about Google My Business? We’re glad you asked, let’s get to it! Google Owns Search Engine Market Share It’s simple – Google controls the web. According to Statista, as of April 2020 Google had 86.02% of the market share. While this number […Read More]

First-Class Conversational Voice App Technology Is Now Available

July 10th, 2020 by

Our partners are our priority at Advice Local, and our newest technology, Voice Apps for Businesses, was created especially for them and the businesses they represent. Creating a conversational voice app makes it easy to provide the most important information about local businesses on devices supported by Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. That’s right – we’re talking about Google Home and Amazon Echo. Whether the voice search user is on-the-go, […Read More]

Breakthrough Voice Profile Technology Is Now Available on Judy’s Book

June 12th, 2020 by

Today I am excited to share with you that our directory, Judy’s Book, now has integrated voice search capabilities within the business listings on the site. The business listing entity data is available and visible to voice search engines and voice devices. Keep reading to see how it works. Advice Local’s Presence Engine Applies Voice Profile Technology  Each business listed in Advice Local’s technology has all of the following applied […Read More]

COVID-19 Actions to Take on Your Client’s Business Listings

May 1st, 2020 by

Now that most of us have been quarantined in our homes for 6 weeks or more, in Texas the time has come where consumers are going to stretch their legs just a bit again. While these looser restrictions haven’t rolled out across the entire country yet, they will be soon. Hopefully this will bring new and returning business to your customers’ store front and website. COVID-19 Is on Consumer Minds […Read More]