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Apple Watch Opens New Doors in Local Search

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The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. 0 Comments

6 Ways to Make Your Search Results Shine

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There are always new ways to improve your business' search results using Google Knowledge Graph, if you take time to understand search query intent and implement structured markup across your website. Google Knowledge Graph presents new ways to improve search results if you take the time to understand search query intent and implement structured markup across your website. 0 Comments

Google Adds Quick Facts to Maps

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Google has added an additional Maps feature called Quick Facts for desktop users looking for some extra factoids in their search. Google is pulling the information from Wikipedia and other data sources used to power Google's Knowledge Graph. Google has added an additional Maps feature called Quick Facts for desktop users looking for some extra factoids in their search. Google is pulling the information from Wikipedia and other data sources used to power Google's Knowledge Graph. 0 Comments

7 Reasons You Need to Update Your Google Maps App

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Google Maps has released a major update to their app for Android and iOS, including lane guidance, offline directions, improved search for restaurants, bars, and hotels, direct integration with the Uber app, ability to save locations, and more. Google Maps has released a major update to their app for Android and iOS, including lane guidance, offline directions, improved search for restaurants, bars, and hotels, direct integration with the Uber app, ability to save locations, and more. 0 Comments

How Easy is it to Spam Google Places for Business? The FBI Knows

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A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. 0 Comments

Local SEO & Listing Management: A Blueprint for Multi-Location Brand Success

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Local SEO and local listing management are completely different tactics, yet completely intertwined, and critical to ranking on Google. Follow these necessary steps for the best possible chance of ranking each of your locations for local queries. Local SEO and local listing management are completely different tactics, yet completely intertwined, and critical to ranking on Google. Follow these necessary steps for the best possible chance of ranking each of your locations for local queries. 0 Comments

Google Warns Local Businesses: You Have 3 Weeks to Save Your Places Listing

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Google is alerting some local businesses that they must update and save their Google Place listings, or lose it. Meanwhile, Google has made a change designed to make it easier for new business owners to set up their Google+ Local listing. Google is alerting some local businesses that they must update and save their Google Place listings, or lose it. Meanwhile, Google has made a change designed to make it easier for new business owners to set up their Google+ Local listing. 0 Comments

Google Maps Adds Real-Time Traffic Alerts

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Google Maps users will now benefit from real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, road closures, and speed camera alerts. The Waze app for iOS and Android will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images. Google Maps users will now benefit from real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, road closures, and speed camera alerts. The Waze app for iOS and Android will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images. 0 Comments

Google Maps 'Doctor Who' Easter Egg Lets You Explore TARDIS

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If you're a big fan of "Doctor Who", then you'll love the new Google Maps Easter egg. When you go to the address of the Police Telephone Box – a.k.a., TARDIS - you can actually "look inside" to see exactly how it appears on "Doctor Who". If you're a big fan of "Doctor Who", then you'll love the new Google Maps Easter egg. When you go to the address of the Police Telephone Box – a.k.a., TARDIS - you can actually "look inside" to see exactly how it appears on "Doctor Who". 0 Comments

Google Puts Local Ads on the Maps App

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For local businesses wanting to advertise, Google has announced that relevant ads will appear to users after they perform a search, placed at the bottom of the screen that includes title, ad text, and a link to get directions to the business. For local businesses wanting to advertise, Google has announced that relevant ads will appear to users after they perform a search, placed at the bottom of the screen that includes title, ad text, and a link to get directions to the business. 0 Comments

Google Maps Overhaul Arrives for iOS, With Dedicated Tablet Design

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The iOS update sports an overhauled interface with new discovery features. But more importantly for Apple tablet users, the updated app has been specially designed so all the above features work better and more intuitively on a bigger screen. The iOS update sports an overhauled interface with new discovery features. But more importantly for Apple tablet users, the updated app has been specially designed so all the above features work better and more intuitively on a bigger screen. 0 Comments

Local Keyword Research: 3 Ways to Use Google

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The tools available for mining and identifying keywords that will drive the highest ROI are extensive, but often the best place to start is at the search engines. Here's how to discover new keyword opportunities for local businesses using Google. The tools available for mining and identifying keywords that will drive the highest ROI are extensive, but often the best place to start is at the search engines. Here's how to discover new keyword opportunities for local businesses using Google. 0 Comments

Google Overhauls Android Maps App

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Google has given its Android Maps application a makeover. The update includes an overhauled interface with new discovery features that allow users to quickly browse and discover new places without having to type, and enhanced navigation features. Google has given its Android Maps application a makeover. The update includes an overhauled interface with new discovery features that allow users to quickly browse and discover new places without having to type, and enhanced navigation features. 0 Comments

SEO Into 2014: The Irreversible Changes in Google's Products

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Google is straying from being solely a place to search – and evolving into an area you can explore. How do SEO professionals understand and dominate this new side of discovery to drive traffic, engagement, branding and customer loyalty? Google is straying from being solely a place to search – and evolving into an area you can explore. How do SEO professionals understand and dominate this new side of discovery to drive traffic, engagement, branding and customer loyalty? 0 Comments

Google Buys Navigation App Waze for $1 Billion

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Google has reached an agreement to acquire navigation app maker Waze in a deal believed to be valued upwards of $1 billion, beating out rivals Facebook and Apple, which were also rumored to be mulling a bid for the startup. Google has reached an agreement to acquire navigation app maker Waze in a deal believed to be valued upwards of $1 billion, beating out rivals Facebook and Apple, which were also rumored to be mulling a bid for the startup. 0 Comments

4 Google AdWords Updates You Might Have Missed

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Google AdWords has launched a series of changes for advertisers, including updates to AdWords Editor, a new Display Benchmarks Tool, and improvements to enhanced campaigns with flexible bid strategies. Here's a recap of the latest AdWords updates. Google AdWords has launched a series of changes for advertisers, including updates to AdWords Editor, a new Display Benchmarks Tool, and improvements to enhanced campaigns with flexible bid strategies. Here's a recap of the latest AdWords updates. 0 Comments

Google Maps Gets a Brand New Look

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Google has announced a revamping of Google Maps and it is much more than a few changes. It is a reworking of the entire Google Maps interface from the group up, designed to make Maps more intuitive for users. Advertisements also have a new look. Google has announced a revamping of Google Maps and it is much more than a few changes. It is a reworking of the entire Google Maps interface from the group up, designed to make Maps more intuitive for users. Advertisements also have a new look. 0 Comments

SERP Conditioning: How Google Maps & the Knowledge Graph are Stealing Organic Traffic

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Users are being conditioned to check (and click) the area of Google's SERP design that prominently displays information pulled via Knowledge Graph, Maps, and (conveniently for revenue) product listing ads, depending on the intent of a search query. Users are being conditioned to check (and click) the area of Google's SERP design that prominently displays information pulled via Knowledge Graph, Maps, and (conveniently for revenue) product listing ads, depending on the intent of a search query. 0 Comments

Google Maps for iPhone Update Adds New Local Search Features

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Google Maps for iPhone has been updated with new local search icons to help you more quickly find restaurants, coffee shops, bars, gas stations, and other places. Tap the search box, then tap an icon, and you’ll get a list of local businesses. Google Maps for iPhone has been updated with new local search icons to help you more quickly find restaurants, coffee shops, bars, gas stations, and other places. Tap the search box, then tap an icon, and you’ll get a list of local businesses. 0 Comments

3 Ways to Identify Link Prospects

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In a crowded space where everyone uses the same basic tactics, only those who utilize creative forms of outreach specific to their target vertical will separate from the pack. Here's how to gain high-quality links and a competitive advantage. In a crowded space where everyone uses the same basic tactics, only those who utilize creative forms of outreach specific to their target vertical will separate from the pack. Here's how to gain high-quality links and a competitive advantage. 0 Comments

Local Business Calling; Is Google Further Monetizing Local?

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Google is likely using its newly launched phone support for Google+ Local Pages listing verification to help secure its lock on the market, which will help keep Google’s maps the most accurate and create a pool of potential paying customers. Google is likely using its newly launched phone support for Google+ Local Pages listing verification to help secure its lock on the market, which will help keep Google’s maps the most accurate and create a pool of potential paying customers. 0 Comments

London Underground Google Doodle Celebrates 150 Years of the Tube

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The first underground electrically-operated railway made its debut 150 years ago today in London. To mark the occasion for searchers in the UK, Google has posted a Doodle featuring its letters atop the famous map of the London Underground. The first underground electrically-operated railway made its debut 150 years ago today in London. To mark the occasion for searchers in the UK, Google has posted a Doodle featuring its letters atop the famous map of the London Underground. 0 Comments

Customers Flee Apple Maps

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Google Maps for IOS app reached 10 million downloads in just two days. Jeff Huber, SVP of Commerce and Local at Google announced the news on Google+ saying, "More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!" Google Maps for IOS app reached 10 million downloads in just two days. Jeff Huber, SVP of Commerce and Local at Google announced the news on Google+ saying, "More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!" 0 Comments

Gangnam Style, Royal Wedding, Olympics Top Google UK 2012 Searches

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Google’s Zeitgeist report is out and provides an overview of what people in the UK concerned themselves with during the past year. Check out the top searches for cities, designers, songs, sports, politics, television, how-to, and more. Google’s Zeitgeist report is out and provides an overview of what people in the UK concerned themselves with during the past year. Check out the top searches for cities, designers, songs, sports, politics, television, how-to, and more. 0 Comments