Google is making strides with Google My Business 

Though Google My Business isn’t perfect, columnist Brian Smith believes that recent updates and added features illustrate Google’s commitment to making the platform work for local business owners.

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Yelp says Google violated ‘do not crawl’ provision of 2013 FTC settlement agreement

Reportedly, numerous Yelp business images were found in Google Maps.

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August 22, 2017: The day the ‘Hawk’ Google local algorithm update swooped in

Have you noticed a recent shift in Google’s local search results? Columnist Joy Hawkins shares everything you need to know about the ‘Hawk’ update, which seems to have killed some of the changes we saw with Possum.

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6 things you need to know about Google’s Q&A feature on Google Maps

Noticed the new “questions & answers” section in Google Maps app listings? Columnist Joy Hawkins shares her observations about this helpful new feature.

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Google My Business now lets businesses edit their listings directly in search results

After months and months of testing, Google is rolling out inline editing in search for local businesses.

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Google My Business fixes week-long reporting bug with photo insights

Google has finally fixed the Google Insights reports in Google My Business.

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Google local pack tests displaying website mentions matching your query

Google local results is aware of the content on the local business website and may even show the matching keyword in the local pack snippets.

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Google says we don’t need no stinking location modifiers… or do we?

Google recently stated that users are beginning to drop location qualifiers when searching for local businesses. But is it time for local SEOs to stop focusing on these terms? Columnist Andrew Shotland discusses.

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Google Maps Android app adds ‘find parking’ feature to show you nearest parking garage

Starting today, Google Maps users can tap the “find parking” button on the Android app to see a list of parking garages and lots in 25 US cities.

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Google upgrades flight and hotel search to provide price grid views & more

Google’s new features can help you find the perfect route and most economical prices for your upcoming trips.

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