Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    78
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Hey all,

    I hope everyone is having a great week! It's been extremely muggy in Minneapolis with a high of 4* yesterday. Therefore, due to the weather, we've been able to spend a lot more time inside with Local

    A few days ago, Mr. Blumenthal posted about improved messaging on moved businesses within Google Local (I apologize if this was discussed, I couldn't find a thread started yet). Feel free to find his post here: Google Local: Improved Messaging on Moved Businesses Now Showing | Understanding Google Places & Local Search

    Our team followed Mike's direction in this post and just wanted to provide our feedback. Yesterday, a colleague of mine, Alex Cordes, had initiated this change. He discovered that within 1 day the change was showing live and updated messaging appearing in the search results. Furthermore (something not discussed in Mike's post), the 'relocated to/from' messaging are actual clickable links to the new/old local listings. Feel free to reference the attached screenshot:

    Name:  relocatedtext.png
Views: 177
Size:  170.5 KB

    My apologies in advance if this is old news, I hope this information was beneficial.

    Thanks,
    Matt
    Last edited by Linda Buquet; 01-23-2013 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Moved to the new "Moving or Name Changes" section of forum

  2. #2
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,069
    Thanks (Received)
    44
    Likes (Received)
    50

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Thanks so much Matt!

    I posted about it last week too here:
    New "Business Moved" Feature for Google+ Local Listings - Page 2

    But great to see you did it and see how fast it showed up. Up until your post today, no one had been able to find an example in the wild besides the one I showed in that post which is the one Google shared with us.

    AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  3. #3
    Member Since
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    78
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Hey Linda,

    My apologies, I could not find that thread! I thought I had seen one started with it, too! Thanks for confirming and as always, thanks for your help - it does not go unappreciated!

    Thanks again,
    Matt

  4. #4
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    518
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Matt,
    No apologies necessary. It's terrific to see this actually put in action, and I'm amazed that the results are nearly immediate. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
    Local Business Website Design, Professional Copywriting and Consulting at Solas Web Design!

  5. #5
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,069
    Thanks (Received)
    44
    Likes (Received)
    50

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Yes Matt, Miriam, is right! No apologies needed.

    There is so much info here, it's hard to find things and that one was buried in another long related thread. Just wanted to link to it, since there was additional info there.

    But don't EVER hesitate! I'd rather have things posted twice than missed and your posts are ALWAYS appreciated!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  6. #6
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    It now appears the "relocated to" "relocated from" text and link are appearing inside of the listings. Before, and for the listings mentioned by Matt, it was only displaying in the search results

    Name:  relocated to.jpg
Views: 126
Size:  53.4 KB
    Name:  relocated to 1.jpg
Views: 86
Size:  57.8 KB

  7. #7
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,069
    Thanks (Received)
    44
    Likes (Received)
    50

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Thanks so much Eric for sharing the news and the screenshot.

    I posted about it in the other main thread yesterday and showed a screenshot.

    But in this case both the businesses the NEW address is showing on, say they never moved and Google moved them by mistake.

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar....html#post8780
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  8. #8
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    83
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Sorry about reposting, you're always a couple steps ahead of me.

    The example provided my Matt and I were manually done by clicking "Edit Business Details"-->Marking "This place is permanently closed"-->Entering the new address and url to the new office plus page.

    Best
    -alex

  9. #9
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,069
    Thanks (Received)
    44
    Likes (Received)
    50

    Re: Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    No worries Alex, ALWAYS post and don't worry if I've maybe posted it. I'd rather have stuff twice than maybe have you not post at all, assuming I did. In this case it's tricky though because we have a couple different posts about this issue, so I should have merged them to begin with I guess.

    But anyway it's all good and having it twice means better chance folks will see it. There is so much info here now, it's easy to miss the important stuff.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

Similar Threads

  1. Business Moved Mess
    By Jan in forum Help & Support for Google Local
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-08-2013, 04:06 PM
  2. Question on Business Moved or Relocated
    By Don Berthiaume in forum Local Search
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-26-2012, 03:12 PM
  3. Yay! PERMANENTLY CLOSED - Moved Business - Google Update
    By Linda Buquet in forum Google Local
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-09-2012, 10:31 PM
  4. Discussion: What Would You Like to Be Improved with Google+ Local? What do you hate?
    By Local Search News Curator in forum Local Search News (Archive - Closed)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-13-2012, 07:58 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •