5 Reasons Why the New Google Business Photos Image Search Sucks

Google has yet to make any announcements vis a vis providing business photos to the Knowledge Panel via Image Search rather than from the GMB and Google Maps. Whether the change is permanent or “just a test” we do not know. It is very widespread though and appears to be the new normal. Google’s new … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why the New Google Business Photos Image Search Sucks

Review Stars, Zen and the Art of Local Search

A very brief history: Rich Snippet review stars have had a tough week. Starting last Wednesday I noticed they were missing on a few searches I was using in a demo. By Friday, the reports of their disappearance were widespread. Interestingly not all instances of the review stars disappeared, even during the “darkest” hour. Many … Continue reading Review Stars, Zen and the Art of Local Search

Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City Part 2

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law is a two location criminal defense practice with one office in central Orlando and one in New Smyrna Beach on the coast. I wanted to do a visual mapping comparison of pre and post Pigeon impacts like I did with Barbara Oliver Jewelry & Co. to see the impact of Pigeon both … Continue reading Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City Part 2

Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City

It has been a little over 2 months since the Pigeon update. And while quality issues continue, with some listings taking a hit and others gaining, Barbara Oliver & Co Jewelry seems to have netted out with slight gains in web traffic similar to what she saw immediately post update. Her total web traffic was … Continue reading Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City

Google Rolling out New + Page Layout – Reviews Lost in the Process

It seems that the new layout first reported on October 23rd is now rolling out world wide. As noted at the time The big difference is that the page now can be displayed in either a single, two or three column layouts depending on browser window width as opposed to the current fixed two column … Continue reading Google Rolling out New + Page Layout – Reviews Lost in the Process

Google Becoming Slightly More Transparent About Nuking Reviews

Update 9/28: I had myself taken off as a manager of Barbara’s page and my review instantly lost the notice and showed back up on the listing. Historically at Google Local, if a review triggered the spam filter, the reviewer would still see the review associated with the business if they were logged in and … Continue reading Google Becoming Slightly More Transparent About Nuking Reviews