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Google Maps Tests Address Numbers On The Map

Google seems to be testing displaying address numbers in the Google Maps user interface. I personally cannot replicate this but Joy Hawkins was able to see it and shared a screen shot. Here is the screen shot she shared on Twitter (click to enlarge): Joy wrote “Google Maps is now showing address numbers directly on the map. This is a super helpful feature!” Indeed, this […]

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Google Local Suggest An Edit Placement Moved On Mobile

Google has moved the feature to “suggest an edit” from in the main mobile list view of a local listing to in the three vertical dots bar. So it is a bit harder to find now but it now takes up less space in the local panel. This was spotted by Amy Toman and posted on Twitter. I think it is new, and the desktop […]

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Google Local Adds Messaging Button To Google Posts

Looks like Google is adding a message button on the Google Posts for local business profiles. Previously we saw a message button on the “updates” section, but now we are seeing then on the larger Google Posts section. Claire Carlile posted about this in two different posts on Twitter, here is one of those sets of screen shots: Claire said “there are many possible implications […]

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Google Maps Displaying Hotel Review Rating Averages & Other Attributes On Map Pins

Lluc Berrio Penycate posted on Twitter some screen shots of Google testing in Google Maps overlaying hotel attributes over the map pins for hotel listings. These can show average review ratings of hotels, category, pricing, and other attributes. Here is one screen shot: Here is another he shared: Lluc said “So, at the moment hotels are displaying 3 different information lines below the name,1) a […]

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Google Local Packs May Roll Out X Years In Business Label

Over the past couple of days, I have been getting a lot of notifications from folks that they are now seeing Google show the number of years a business has been in operation directly in the local pack. We’ve covered this a month or so ago, but it might be soon rolling out. Here is a screen shot of Google showing this for my business: […]

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Google Guaranteed Badge Displays On Google Local & Maps Results

Last week Google began testing showing the Google Guaranteed badge in the Google Local pack and Google Maps listings for some businesses. Joy Hawkins first reported this on November 18th and others do seem to have seen it after. Here is a screen shot from Joy’s post: Greg Sterling covered this as well on Search Engine Land and shared these screen shots: Google kind of […]

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Google My Business Dashboard Tests New Location Manager Interface

Looks like Google is testing a new dashboard for the location list view in Google My Business. Claire Carlile shared a screen shot of the new design, which basically adds a pencil icon, photo icon and comment icon, with a new verified icon and a see your profile button. You might be able to see this yourself in Google My Business. Claire Carlile shared this […]

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Google My Business Review Owner Replies Not Displaying For Some

I am seeing a number of complaints around Google My Business review replies, the replies owners leave on reviews, not all showing up. I am not sure if the issue is resolved, but based on my tests over the past 12-hours or so, it seems when I leave replies for reviews I see them, plus I see some old replies. Some are saying that some […]

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Google Local Q&A Limited To 440 Characters From 1,000?

Google My Business has this Q&A feature where people can ask question and others can answer those questions directly on a business local listing. The character limit for the answer was 1,000 characters but now it seems to have dropped to 440 characters. Just to be clear, the question character limit was 250 characters and the answer character limit was 1,000. The answer limit has […]

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Google My Business Reviews Publishing Delayed

Looks like reviews being added to Google Maps business listings are being delayed for some reason. There are numerous complaints about this both in the Local Search Forums and the Google My Business Help Forums. It is unclear exactly when these problems started, I mean, there are often complaints of reviews not showing up fast enough. But according to Joy Hawkins, a Google product expert […]

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