Google My Business New Features: ‘Add Product Collection’ & ‘Branded Search Insights’ – The Bigger Picture

Last week we learned of both a new Google My Business feature (in beta), ‘Add Product Collection’ and new GMB Insight’s data, ‘Branded Searches’. Both are interesting features individually but together, they are even more interesting. The GMB Branded searches, reported at SEL by Barry Schwartz, is apparently being rolled out. As noted in the … Continue reading Google My Business New Features: ‘Add Product Collection’ & ‘Branded Search Insights’ – The Bigger Picture

Google Confirms Removal of Anonymous Reviews

Google has confirmed that anonymous reviews have in fact been removed from public view. Their statement to me: “We do not allow anonymous reviews today and we’ve removed legacy anonymous reviews.” If you recall, on May 24th, I reported their disappearance with the article Google Stops Counting Anonymous Reviews?. Given the obvious angst that many small … Continue reading Google Confirms Removal of Anonymous Reviews

New Google My Business Dashboard Slowly Rolling Out

In November, Google announced the limited availability of a new “UI for Google My Business to better allow users with multiple listings to view and edit their information“. Google noted the following about the new view: What’s changing User’s will no longer need to switch between card and list view within their dashboard, all users, … Continue reading New Google My Business Dashboard Slowly Rolling Out

Early Bird Pricing Extended for LocalU Advanced in Austin – April 12, 2018

LocalU has decided to extend our Early Bird pricing until 3/16. Previously set to expire on 3/8 – the special $699 pricing is available to everyone until 3/16/2018 at midnight.  If you’re bringing a group of 3 or more, you’ll receive an extra $50 off per ticket – lowering the price to just $649 per … Continue reading Early Bird Pricing Extended for LocalU Advanced in Austin – April 12, 2018

Google My Business Now Officially Supports Video

Colan Nielson of Sterling Sky spotted the video option in the Google My Business dashboard starting to appear last week. Google has now officially announced that every dashboard now has the feature to see what videos consumers have uploaded and to upload your own. How it works: Videos will appear in the overview tab of … Continue reading Google My Business Now Officially Supports Video

Google My Business Verification Whitelisting Update

I recently received these details about the yet unannounced Google My Business Whitelisting program that I wrote about last month. The program allows large agencies to not have to go through the normal postcard verification process and to have the listings instantly verified. The writer asked to remain anonymous. I have been unable to verify … Continue reading Google My Business Verification Whitelisting Update

Google “Hustling” the Business Dashboard in Search

In one of a long line of recent (and approaching spammy) GMB related emails, Google has started sending out emails educating owners of verified businesses that they can now “Meet your new dashboard on Google Search” When clicking the email call to action it takes the user to interact with the new(ish) mini dashboard visible … Continue reading Google “Hustling” the Business Dashboard in Search