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

Uber Hires Brian McClendon, (ex) Google VP of Maps

Re/code has just reported that Uber has hired Brian McClendon, the former co-head of Google Maps. McClendon has a storied history in the mapping world having created Keyhole and Google Earth and having marshalled many of the technical developments at Google Maps over the past 10 years. According to Wikipedia he holds 12 Map patents including … Continue reading Uber Hires Brian McClendon, (ex) Google VP of Maps

Google My Business Locations (Bulk) Gets Interface Update

Michael Wallace (@LocalGladiator) of Ethology has alerted me to a new, shiny interface for the Google My Business Locations (i.e. bulk) dashboard. Announced in the Help Files with the interface conventions detailed here, the interface appears to improve what has been a product frequented with bugs and inconsistencies. Google has now posted in the forum as … Continue reading Google My Business Locations (Bulk) Gets Interface Update