Google My Business Agency Dashboard & Upgrade to API Coming

At the LSA 18 Conference in Chicago (at friggin’ 8 am*) Anita Yuen, from the Google My Business team, announced new features focusing on the small(ish) and bigger agency market. “GMB now delivers a tailored experience for agencies and platform partners”. 3 Key investments Updated API – coming Messaging API Improved Search APIs across location …

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Google Releases GMB API 3.2 with Insights

Google has update the Google GMB API to v. 3.2 this afternoon and included in the update is full access to 18 months of Insights data. Essentially the same data currently visible in the GMB Insights is available via the API and you can now subscribe to real-time notifications for new Google Updates. This release …

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Google My Business API Gets Updated to V3.1

Google has just released the Google MyBusiness API V3.1 . The update brings real time push notification for the ever changing listing updates AND when a new review is written for a location. These real time updates with push capabilities will allow businesses monitoring their listing via a dashboard to be actively notified of status changes, …

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Google Releases GMB API V3.0

One area of Local Search where Google has been active with regular improvements has been the Google My Business API. Google seems to have committed to a regular schedule of regular updates and along that line V 3.0 was introduced today. There are two main features that have been released in this update: Ability to …

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Google My Business Releases V2.0 of the GMB API

Today Google is releasing of V2.0 of Google My Business API and has just updated their website with new information about the open API. The V1 was originally released in mid October to a limited audience and with a limited feature set. V2 is being opened up to anyone and comes with a number of new …

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Google Places API Drops G+ Page in Results

The inevtibale and complete separation of Google Local data and results from G+ continues. Michael Cottam reported yesterday that the Google Places API which had been returning the Plus page regardless of whether a listing was verified or not is now returning the maps result. From his post: the docs on the Place Details Requesthave been …

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Google GMB API Becoming More Available

Updated 10/15 Google has started to open up the Google My Business API. The API allows “authorized representatives to manage business location information on Google that you can use with Ads, Search and Maps”. Currently the API can be used to edit individually verified locations but not bulk. The API will be able to manage …

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Yahoo “Forgets” It Has a Review API with Yelp

It appears that Yahoo seems to have forgotten that they have the Yelp review API or update it so infrequently that it is effectively useless. The reviews Yahoo is showing for many businesses are often 3 to 11 months out of date. Last year to much hooey and horse puckey, Yahoo “upgraded” their review system to grab reviews …

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