Here, we see what appeared in search results after a query for Toyota. The user was not logged into Google when performing this search. In this Toyota example, note that there is not only a listing for their profile, but also a listing of two of the most recent posts they have done on their Google+ page. … [Read more...] about Google + Business Pages for Online Reputation Management
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A while back, probably while taking a peek at our analytics or fixing a glitch reported by Webmaster Tools (no, I will not call it “Search Console” thankyouverymuch), Google asked me if I wanted to enable text chatting for the business. “Sure…why not,” I think. “Let’s see how this goes.” … [Read more...] about Wait. You Can Text Message Businesses From a Google Search?!?
Mark my words, local search marketers: We are on the verge of seeing Americans reject the constricted label of “consumer” in a quest for a more holistic view of themselves as whole persons. Local businesses that integrate art, culture, and community life into their business models will be well-placed to answer what, in my view, is a growing desire for authentic human experiences. As a local search marketer, myself, this is a topic I plan to explore further this year. … [Read more...] about 5 Google Business Profile Tweaks To Improve Foot Traffic
Here is a screen shot from Ellen Edmands of Google showing a double or dual listing for a business "related" carousel on desktop. I cannot replicate this and I don't think I've ever seen this happen before but I am told it does happen and it is rare. … [Read more...] about Dual Google Business Related Carousel
A couple of days ago, Gianluca Fiorelli published a thoughtful look at the Search Industry in past year, and the year to come at Moz titled SEO and Digital Trends in 2017. He included a graphic within that which listed things that he considered important events in the industry, including patents that had been granted in 2016. He listed patents that I had written about in that graphic, but hadn’t linked to them in the post, so I considered doing so, and mentioned in the comments that I likely would. I also wrote a number of posts on the Go Fish Digital Blog, and decided that I would link to some of the ones that were granted in 2016 as well. … [Read more...] about 2016 Important SEO Patents from Google