OK, So, Does It Invite The Wackos? No, not in my experience. It’s actually been very benign. I’ve had a few people ask the hours the business is open, I’ve had a couple of people ask about making reservations, and I had one person who wasn’t pleased with the speed of service he had received. Interestingly though, once we started exchanging text messages this person calmed down quite quickly and explained his position. We had a pleasant conversation and I think he was, if not happy, at least satisfied in the end. … [Read more...] about Wait. You Can Text Message Businesses From a Google Search?!?
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The Google phone reps are not allowed to give out any type of contact information or call back number to the local business owners whom they are phoning. There goes a sense of trust in the legitimacy of the phone call! If I hadn't read the news about this and a client phoned me saying they'd been contacted by a 'Google employee' who wanted their business data, I would tell the client this was likely a scam. Business owners are inundated with phishing and telemarketing calls. How many of them are going to trust that Google is really phoning them? It's really unfortunate that Google didn't come up with a more trustworthy way of implementing this program. … [Read more...] about Don’t Hang Up! Google Really Phoning Local Businesses.
2. Add a Business Description The next step is to write a brief description, which outlines your business, your offerings and what sets you apart and includes several of your core keywords. For example, if you were a café in Glenfield, Auckland selling freshly roasted coffee, you may describe your business as a ‘Boutique roastery and café, serving fresh, gourmet coffee drinks in Glenfield’. … [Read more...] about Optimise Your Google My Business Listing With These Tips
Online reviews continue to play a major role in decision making for customers. If they don’t see any reviews, it’s likely they won’t even show interest in your hotel. Therefore, it’s important to first ask past guests for a review after their stay. There are many different tactics you can do to ask guests to leave a review, which you can find here. Once you start getting reviews, it is important that you also respond to them, whether it was a good or bad review. If it was a good review, thank them! If it was a negative review, apologize and ask them to address you privately so you can fix the problem they experienced. Acquiring a high amount of positive reviews can also typically help your site rank better because Google finds credibility and trust with those. … [Read more...] about Google My Business Guide for Hotels: What You Need to Know
Computer-implemented methods for proposing actions to a user to select based on the user’s predicted purpose for selecting content are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an identifier of a referent entity associated with user-selectable content, identifying, based on a prediction of a purpose in selecting the content, at least one action to be executed that is associated with the entity, and providing, for display, at least one identifier of the at least one action to the device for selection by a user. Systems, graphical user interfaces, and machine-readable media are also provided. … [Read more...] about Selecting Entities on Sites and Performing Tasks On Them Through Google