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Google Maps Now Lets Users Send Messages to Businesses by @MattGSouthern

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Google has rolled out its business messaging capabilities to Google Maps. Messaging was first rolled out to Google My Business last year, which lets users initiate text conversations with businesses through their GMB...

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Will Google Penalize Duplicate Content in Reviews? by @jennyhalasz

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Editor’s note: “Ask an SEO” is a weekly column by technical SEO expert Jenny Halasz. Come up with your hardest SEO question and fill out our form. You might see your answer in the next #AskanSEO post!  Welcome...

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Google My Business Now Lets Listings Specify Their Own Service Areas by @MattGSouthern

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Google My Business is now giving listings the ability to specify the geographic area they offer service to. Previously, service-area businesses had no control over what their Google My Business listings displayed in...

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How to Get a Business on Google Before it Opens to the Public by @MattGSouthern

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Google has introduced a way for businesses to appear in local listings even before they open to the public. Businesses that are opening in the near future can now create a Google My Business listing. The listing will...

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Google Redesigns the Hotel Search Experience on Desktop by @MattGSouthern

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Google is rolling out a redesigned hotel search experience on desktop, which mirrors the redesign introduced to mobile search earlier this year. The redesign offers a more modern look and feel, as well as a set of...

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Google Debunks Spooky Google Maps Myths by @MattGSouthern

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Google Maps’ satellite imagery, and Google Street View, has become a source of seemingly spooky images over recent years. But are these images really as scary as they seem? Google has officially debunked some of the...

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Google Maps Lets Users Follow Businesses to Receive Latest Updates by @MattGSouthern

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Google Maps is introducing a new way for users to keep up with local businesses. Users can now follow businesses in the Google Maps app, which is similar to following Facebook pages. After following a business, users...

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Google Maps Now Provides Accessibility Information for Over 40 Million Places by @MattGSouthern

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Google has announced that Maps now provides accessibility information for more than 40 million listings. The company attributes this accomplishment to an initiative launched last year. In July 2017, Google started...

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Google My Business Lets Businesses Add Products to Listings by @MattGSouthern

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Google My Business has been spotted testing a new feature that lets businesses add collections of products to their listings, rather than services. This feature was spotted by local SEO specialist Nathan Schoell, who...

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Google Maps Adds Locations of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by @MattGSouthern

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Google Maps has begun highlighting the locations of charging stations for electric vehicles. To display these locations in the Google Maps app just search for keywords like “EV charging stations.” Maps will then...

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