Google+ Page 500 Error Bug & Work Around

There has a been a persistent, infrequent bug in the management of merged Google+ Pages for local where the owner of the page is unable to access the management of the page and receives a 500 Error from Google. Google knows about the bug but has been unable to quash it as of yet. Kaleh, …

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Google Adds Mirror Dice to G+ Local Pages

Google has added a new feature (props to Matt Gregory for pointing this out) to the Google+ Local pages that allows a user to add custom fields to any given business listing. You can add things like the name of the person you deal with at the business, their birthday and unique contact information. The …

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“We do not support this location” Update

Earlier this summer, Google removed a large number of residentially located service area businesses (SAB) from the index for not hiding their address. While Google was trying to clean up the index, a number of  these SABs were removed in error. It turned out that Google was unable to restore many of those erroneously removed …

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Google Local Weekend Update

Here is Google’s recent update for G+ Local and several other updates from around the web: Here are Google’s minute markers with my comments in italics: 0:01 Introduction 0:16 Listings take a week to go live, a few weeks for link from Google Places dashboard to work It might take longer than a week depending on their …

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New Bug Hits G+ Local – Photos MIA

Update 9/22 1:00 pm: Google has fixed this. Google has confirmed a new bug for G+ Local pages this afternoon: Many uploaded photos are missing in action. They are looking for additional examples so if this has happened to you please report it in this post at the Google for Business Forum. (Thanks to Dr. …

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Whither AdWords Express?

Since early in the year when Adwords Express, Google’s simplified Adwords product for SMBs,  was upgraded we have heard little about the product. The interface was removed from most dashboards and we have seen no effort to promote it. Today, every Places Dashboard account that I have received this email providing a $100 discount and a …

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Google Plus Now Allows Videos on Merged G+ Pages for Local

The ability to upload videos to your G+ Local listing via the Places Dashboard has long been broken and the feature was missing on the merged G+ Pages for Local. I am not quite sure when this happened but you now can upload videos if you have a (re)verified G+Page for Local. As reader Julie Larson …

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