If you’re like most Facebook users, you probably don’t spend most of your time looking at your own profile, so it’s unlikely that you noticed a recent unannounced change that was made without your consent. The fact that all users have @facebook.com email addresses alone isn’t anything new, but it’s what Facebook has now chosen […]
It looks like Google has suspended merger testing and those of us who already had a business page on Google+ will have to wait to have it merged with the newly created Google+ Local page. Google hasn’t made any announcements yet, as to the date when they’ll fully roll-out merging capabilities, but one would hope sooner rather than later, particularly if they still intend to launch Business Builder in July.
Just a day before Google announced their move from Google Places to Google+ Local as their local platform, they announced that another one of their top products was getting a makeover and a new name as well. Google Product Search, a service that has allowed online merchants to list their products for free, is being […]
Ever since Google Places was replaced by Google+ Local, those of us who had already created a business page on Google+ were left wondering if/when the pages would be merged. The process appears to have begun, but Google isn’t exactly broadcasting it.
Last week we talked about Facebook Offers, a new free service in beta testing and currently being offered to a limited number of “local” businesses around the country. Basically Facebook is returning fire at Google which has been busy trying to steal away some of the social media market share, particularly with the recent transition […]
If you thought that Google Places’ move to Google+ Local was the last major local SEO change you’d have to deal with for a while, think again. We of course already discussed a suite of local business tools known as Google Business Builder that is set to launch some time in July, which at least gave […]
As you undoubtedly know by now, Google replaced Places with Google+ Local as their local business directory a few weeks ago, but not much changed for business owners. Sure, they overhauled the review system and transformed how local pages look to the front-end user, but management processes and the back-end dashboard for the business owners […]
For years SEOs have racked their brains trying to figure out how to get their websites an their clients’ websites to rank #1 in Google. Google has understandably never provided details on just how to accomplish this goal because whenever they’ve given an inch in the past, blackhat SEO webspammers have taken a mile. But today that all changes. In a compilation of clips Matt Cutts probably hoped had never seen the light of day, we learn exactly what it takes to get a website ranked above all other Google search results.
Hot on the heels of Google Places transitioning into Google+ Local last week comes a story from the Wall Street Journal, explaining that the changes are far from over. Or, as Mike Blumenthal put it, “Google+ Local – What Wasn’t in the Announcement Was More Important Than What Was”. Last week’s big announcement didn’t really […]
Notice the question mark at the end of the headline above? It started out as an exclamation point but sagged a bit when I began to really think about what this change probably means – even more chaos and inconsistency. And of course this raises big questions like: what happens to the Google+ Business Pages […]