Google Local: Direct to Knowledge Panel Updates via Schema

Imagine a world where multi location business no longer have to continually mess with the Google My Business bulk dashboard and could have a direct feed of their critical location data to the Knowledge Panel via their website with schema markup.  Apparently that world is right around the corner. Rohan Ayyar of E2M pointed out on … Continue reading Google Local: Direct to Knowledge Panel Updates via Schema

Google Partnering with HomeAdvisor to Add Services Booking to Local

CNBC is reporting that “as of today, homeowners searching for contractors on Google will be shown results that are “HomeAdvisor screened and approved” and come with profiles, price estimates and the ability to “book now” or schedule an appointment to compare estimates for work”. This appears to be a new ad format although as of … Continue reading Google Partnering with HomeAdvisor to Add Services Booking to Local

Google Best Practice For Different Businesses in the Same Dashboard

Google, with the release of the new Google My Business API, is perhaps suggesting one of the biggest “best practice” shifts for handling SMB Google My Business accounts in years by suggesting that it is not only ok but preferred to claim multiple listings in a single Google My Business account. Yesterday in the Google Ads … Continue reading Google Best Practice For Different Businesses in the Same Dashboard

Google Updates Maps for iPhone and Adds Watch Compatibility – How Well Does it Work?

Many (myself included) who use both Apple Maps and Google Maps contend that Apple Maps has gotten good enough that it is simply a matter of preference not functionality as to which one to use. The one area though where Apple had a distinct advantage was in the Watch integration of Apple Maps. It is … Continue reading Google Updates Maps for iPhone and Adds Watch Compatibility – How Well Does it Work?

Google Testing Sponsored Home Services Marketplace Snak Paks

Updated 8:15 PM with images and details captured by Glenn Gabe of of G-Squared Interactive. Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz posted this screen shot of a sponsored Snak Pak test displayed for the search “plumbers” in San Francisco. It was captured on a desktop search last night. Reports of Google getting into home services first surfaced this … Continue reading Google Testing Sponsored Home Services Marketplace Snak Paks