Google+ Influence On Local Search Results The increasing prominence of Google+ influence on local search results is also problematic because of Google’s undelivered potential in their social media property thus far. While usage in Google+ is surely increasing some, it’s still not commonplace for the general population. As such, many businesses have tried using Google+ briefly, didn’t see a lot of uptick nor methods for engaging and building an audience there, and then they sort of abandoned their pages. As things currently stand, most businesses will probably assess that their target customers are not in Google+ at this time. … [Read more...] about New Google Maps UI Calls For Shifts In SEO Tactics
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“Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We’re also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the app store into iOS 6 Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.” … [Read more...] about Apple Asks For Patience, Would It Block A Google Maps App?
That would seem to negate part of the suit’s claim — except that Rosenberg used a Blackberry. The Blackberry version of Google Maps might not have carried this warning. I don’t have a Blackberry so can’t see myself, but I’m checking on this. I know that on the iPhone version, there is no warning. … [Read more...] about Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues
Google+: You can share new text, photos, links, videos, and events. Insights: Once you verify your business you are able to gain insights into your visibility, engagement, and audience. I recently made an edit to our page so it is pending verification. Reviews: Each business is given a Google rating and you are able to manage your reviews on Google and view other reviews around the web. Google Analytics: Quick access directly to your Google Analytics dashboard. Start a Hangout: With the click of a button you can start or join a Hangout. … [Read more...] about Google My Business: New Tools for Small Business Owners
An important distinction here for webmasters is that typically traffic from https to http will strip off the referrer string information. That means if someone searches for a keyword in Google SSL web search and clicks on your web site, the referrer keyword data likely will not pass to your web analytics, including Google Analytics. … [Read more...] about Google Launches Encrypted Web Search