What You Need to Know About Ads in the 3-Pack

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Last year at a marketing conference in Seattle, Google first announced that they were testing ads in the 3-pack.  This peaked the interest of the people in the audience, myself included, as this would be game changer for Local SEO.  Google has been testing pay-to-play models in other industries but adding an ad in the […]

Google Announces Plan to Kill off MapMaker

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I had a feeling this day was coming. Google MapMaker has been a product that served as the back-end editor for Google Maps for a long time but Google’s lack of communication, attention to the product, and lack of bug fixing has made me skeptical about their plans to keep the product around. As of today, […]

Google Issues Warning to Follow the GMB Guidelines

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Google just updated the Google My Business guidelines to add in a summary at the top that warns businesses not to create listings that are ineligible to appear on Maps (duplicates, fake addresses etc).  They also warn that failure to abide by these guidelines will result in the listing getting suspended: Summary: Listings on Google […]