Get the Scoop – The Google My Business API v4.3 Is Here

Just this week, Google announced that they have updated their API for the third time this year. Google My Business API v4.3 is here, and we’re excited about it! Google My Business API v4.3 Is a Winner – Here’s Why There are quite a few components of the GMB v4.3 update to unpack, and simply put, these new, highly effective features further optimize GMB listings. Let’s get started. Using Questions and […Read More]

The 2018 Guide to Best Image Sizes for Google My Business

It’s no secret that Google is constantly changing. While products like Google My Business (GMB) are rarely completely overhauled, they do get frequent updates that change the way we should be creating and optimizing a Google My Business listing. This includes image sizes within the GMB listing and in GMB posts. When looking to claim, create, update or optimize a GMB listing, it’s important to follow Google’s guidelines. Failing to […Read More]

What’s Google Got for You? Another Google I/O Is in the Books

With Google I/O wrapping up a few weeks ago, you can bet all the marketers will be scurrying to plan for all the new cool things coming soon. Today, I wanted to share just a few of the items Google revealed about Google Maps. Google Maps will be getting some sweet new features. As Tech Crunch stated in their article, “Google Maps is obviously best known for helping people get […Read More]

The Google 1-2-3’s for You: Meet the Super-Empowered Consumer

We like to share our partner perks whenever possible and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. We had the chance to invite our clients and friends to attend our Google Partners Connect webinar and not everyone got to attend. So today we bring the most important highlights to you via our blog. But First, Here’s a Few Stats to Set the Stage 87% of smartphone users turn to […Read More]

The Google My Business Description is Back: It’s Time to Update Those GMB Listings

Google is a behemoth when it comes to, well, just about everything, honestly. From algorithms and pay-per-click to video, they seem to be the guiding force that influences how we all build websites, do SEO, write website copy and even build links for the local businesses we represent. In fact, according to Net Marketshare, Google currently has 73.73% of the search engine market. Consumers prefer this search giant when it […Read More]

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With Google Posts

Is it time for a reality check? Businesses wanting to reach local customers need to place in the top of search results. Consumers do not click much past the first page on desktop or scroll forever on mobile before they decide which website or business to frequent. So what does this mean for local businesses? As I have discussed before, it means local businesses need to leverage every tool, feature […Read More]

Is the Google My Business Listing Replacing the Local Business Website?

Google is heading in a direction where they can provide everything a consumer wants and needs through a Google My Business listing. (Yes, without the consumer ever needing to visit the local business’ website. Eeek!! 😱) It Starts and Ends with the Google My Business Listing Let’s look at what a consumer can access from local search results through a Google My Business listing. The consumer can: Get directions Call […Read More]

Local Presence Management Best Practices: Multiple Practitioners at One Location and Solo Practitioners

Consistency, accuracy and clarity are the most important elements of a business’ online data. For practitioners like doctors and lawyers, local presence management can be trickier than it would be for typical local businesses – especially when multiple practitioners work at a single organization. However, both solo practitioners with a unique address and multiple practitioners who share one location face local presence concerns that are unique to practitioners. To deal […Read More]

The Newest Google My Business Feature: Community Q & A Coming to Google Maps

Google’s at it again… the good news is they are not rolling out a new algorithm this time, but instead adding a new feature for Google My Business (GMB) listings. Traditionally, consumers searching online for a specific product or service would need to visit the business’ website or call to ask additional questions before making a purchase decision. Community Questions & Answers Coming to Google Maps This newest GMB feature, Community […Read More]

Google My Business Updates Galore: What Local Business Should Know About Messaging, Posts, and More

It’s certainly been a busy summer so far for the team behind Google My Business. They’ve been hard at work releasing a wave of new updates, including a new messaging feature that changes the way local businesses interact with their customers. 5 Google My Business Updates You May Have Missed via @Advice_Local #GMB Click To Tweet The slew of recent Google My Business updates include: A messaging feature that connects […Read More]