Anyone seen this mini-accordion feature in the KP?
Not much functionality (yet?). If you click "More" you see the business's Q&A. If you click "Less" the Q&A section is hidden once more. That seems to be the only action. In any case, you have to scroll up to see whatever you wanted to...
Do you see a lot of "pending" info on a GMB listing, but without Google's proposing specific updates?
Here's a screenshot that shows what I mean.
It's a bricks-and-mortar business, in a bricks-and-mortar category, yet Google slapped "pending" on the service-area field.
The listing is live...
Today, I've had to resubmit any changes to my clients' Google My Business categories, or the changes don't stick. I'll make a simple change (or a few changes), and will click "Apply," and the dashboard won't reflect the changes I just made.
The good news is a 2nd attempt always seems to work...
Any idea why Apple Maps pages are accessible here?
I've only known of two ways to pull up an aMaps page: through the Apple Maps app (duh), and at mapsconnect.apple.com.
Only about 1500 listings indexed under maps.apple.com/place. The oldest seem to be from early...
Have you seen any new GMB categories that simply didn't exist before?
I've got a client who owns an escape-rooms business. Until very recently, the closest category we could choose was "Amusement Center," which we did. All other escape rooms had that category, or one that was even less...
I just noticed this:
Wondering whether Google is now letting people write Google reviews without using their real name or a nom de plume.
May be simply a matter of removing your first name and last name here - a URL I haven't seen before: https://aboutme.google.com
Is anyone else seeing...
It's been almost 4 years, but Google's gone back to letting you write a review with just a general Google or Gmail account (and not necessarily a Google Plus page):
Sure, it's a even easier to write fake...
In the past week I've had 2 service-area clients with residential addresses get suspended. (Yes, they were "hiding" the address according to Google's guidelines). Is that just my lousy luck or our lousy luck? Has anyone else run into an unusual number of these issues lately?
Saw something tonight that's probably just a test, but that I hadn't seen before. A "YouTube" tab has replaced the "Videos" tab, at least on this page:
If you click on that tab you'll see a couple of videos and a link to the business's YouTube channel.
I've poked around but haven't seen...
I learned of a neat-looking new site that might be a good fit for some local SEO consultants:
Quick video (82 seconds) here: About Tuteable on Vimeo
It's an Australian startup. The founder, a chap named Adam Miller, described it to me today as like "Quora for problem...
Not many Google+ Local pages have "vanity" URLs. Some do, and I see them from time to time. But I've never noticed it being displayed on the page itself. But there it is, in its own big box, right below the "description" field - and pushing the reviews down.
I've never noticed this before...
Just thought you guys and gals might be interested in a monstrous post that Darren Shaw and I collaborated on and posted at Whitespark:
Local Citation Building Best-Practices | The Super Rad Whitespark Blog
Let us know what you think - questions, suggestions, or other good stuff!
Just thought you guys would like to know about the cool new citation-monitoring feature that's been added to the Local Citation Finder:
Citation Monitoring Added to the Local Citation Finder | The Super Rad Whitespark Blog
Nice going, Darren & crew!
It looks like in the last few hours Google got rid of the last vestiges of the 30/30 "Zagat" review scale, and brought us back to the good old 5-star scale.
The 5 stars had been showing up if you navigated to a Google+ Local page through the "new" Maps, but now it's rolled out completely.