Google My Business Updates Insights Download Reports

Google, the past few days, has been rolling out a new capability with the down load Insights feature that now allows for spreadsheet data to be downloaded about Photos and Phone Calls in addition to the general Insights data that has been previously available. The feature, generally available since April, now allows additional details focusing …

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Google My Business Messaging FAQ

Updated: Saturday July 1th Q: Has Messaging been launched as a product? Yes, Google has confirmed that it is now launched in the U.S. Q: Does every dashboard have Messaging? It is rolling out now to US users but should be in all US dashboards shortly. Q: Is the release worldwide? No, it is coming first to the …

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Google Messaging Rolling Out to More Dashboards

Update: Google has confirmed that Messaging is officially rolling out. See the Messaging FAQ here. There have been numerous reports today of Google Messaging, the direct from Knowledge Panel SMS chat feature, rolling out more broadly. Whether this is an early rollout or a late test, it is hard to know as Google has not …

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Google My Business Using Pop Up Ads to Pitch Adwords Express

Many have asked whether Google would monetize Posts (or Websites, or Messaging or Insights or…). My thinking is that they will not monetize it directly but will use it as a reason for a business to come back to the Google My Business Dashboard where they can sell them Adwords. And not actually Adwords but …

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Google Updates GMB Insights Email

Google, just off releasing a raft of new products and still testing others, has significantly updated the monthly Insights email that is being sent to GMB account owners. This email, one of many email notifications that the GMB is sending out, has signficantly more information than the previous email. Particularly this new email sends specific …

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Google Website Adds 100,000 New Sites Since Launch

On June 13th Google introduced Google Website, their single page web builder for (very) small businesses, worldwide. The product had been in testing since last year and appears to be targeted primarily at developing countries. How is it going two weeks on? How many sites have been built? I have been tracking the daily increase …

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Google Opens Waitlist for Testing Posts with Multi-location Chains

In a post on the Google My Business forum, Google allowed the sharing of a link to a form to for multi-location chains to express their interest in testing multi-location sharing of Posts. They note on the form: Posts for large multi-location businesses Posting across multiple locations is currently not supported in Google My Business. …

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Google Posts Rolling Out WorldWide

Google is formally announcing the world wide availability of Google Posts today. The product allows a business to micro-blog directly to their Knowledge Panel result, create Posts of up to 300 words in length and include a photo. The Post can be further defined as an event with a date range or a call to …

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