Google Releases Mobile My Business Updates

Google has just announced several updates to the mobile capabilities of My Business. Business Owners can now respond to reviews via the MyBusiness mobile app (Android today, iOS very soon) Call Analytics from within MyBusiness – this was a feature that was rolled out temporarily last month, but is now (permanently) available in mobile and desktop … Continue reading Google Releases Mobile My Business Updates

Moz & LocalU Present: LocalUp Feb 7th in Seattle

Update: We have sold out of the early bird ticket special. Stay tuned. The most comprehensive and advanced Local Search conference.  Advanced LocalU is the only conference of its kind and provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to help your business and the businesses of your clients to prosper in local search. … Continue reading Moz & LocalU Present: LocalUp Feb 7th in Seattle

A Plug-in for Adding Google Reviews to Your WordPress Blog

Update: I just heard from David Deering about the plug-in’s use of Schema. Firstly the schema is not done correctly. More importantly however (which I suspected but didn’t investigate as I thought the schema was reserved for the paid version… mea culpa) marking up reviews and ratings that were created on another site actually goes against … Continue reading A Plug-in for Adding Google Reviews to Your WordPress Blog

Google Adds Instant Listing Verification Via Webmaster Tools for Most Business Categories

Googler Jade has announced in the forums that they are now going to allow instant verification via webmaster tools for many businesses. From the announcement: Good news — starting today, if you’re verifying a page for your business, you may be instantly verified on Google My Business if you’ve already verified your business’s website with … Continue reading Google Adds Instant Listing Verification Via Webmaster Tools for Most Business Categories

New Google Direct Answer Type: YouTube Video?

Brian Alaway of Brian Alaway Consulting has spotted what appears to be a new YouTube Video Knowledge Graph direct answer type inserted at the top of the serps. Google has been rapidly adding these direct answer knowledge graph results to top of the search results over the past few months. They have added Menus,  Geometry Answers, … Continue reading New Google Direct Answer Type: YouTube Video?