Archive for the Google My Business Category

Google My Business Gets Review Notifications

Google My Business Gets Review Notifications

Business owners will see something new in their Google My Business dashboard when reviews come in.  Google has added review notifications. Google had announced this update along with updates to the GMB app, and I posted that here, on October 29, 2014. I first spotted these in

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How to Claim Ownership of a Verified Google My Business Page – Nov 2014 Edition

How to Claim Ownership of a Verified Google My Business Page – Nov 2014 Edition

This could change tomorrow, but, as of Novmber 2014, Google My Business Pages are having some issues being reclaimed. A law firm that I work with was recently trying to access their Google My Businesss page. Their page was verified and displaying very well in search, but,

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Business No Longer Showing in Google Places?

Business No Longer Showing in Google Places?

July 24, 2014 Google Local Search results took a drastic change in US search results. Many business owners are now discovering that their Google Places listing is not showing up in search. What happened? Why is my business not showing up on Google Maps? Google has changed

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The Google My Business Google Plus Community

The Google My Business Google Plus Community

When Google launched Google My Business, we launched the Google Plus Google My Business Community. If you have never heard of Google Plus communities, please see the article: What is a Google Plus Community? This particular community is place where people can ask questions about GMB and

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Google Plus Brand Pages can now become Local Pages

Google Plus Brand Pages can now become Local Pages

As of June 3, 2014, Google announced that if you have a Google Plus Page which is NOT a Google+ Local Page, the page can now be connected to Google Maps. Google Plus Local Pages Changes: Just what we needed, yet another huge change to Google Plus

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How To Merge a Google+ Page and a Google+ Local Page

How To Merge a Google+ Page and a Google+ Local Page

Update: As of late 2016 Google has separated Google+ from Google My Business, formerly known as Google+ Local. I am asked at least once a week how to get 2 Google+ pages merged. Typically one is a Google+ Local Page and the other is a Google+ Business

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What are Google +Post Ads?

What are Google +Post Ads?

What are Google +Post Ads? A Google +Post Ad is an interactive advertisement on the Google Display Network. The ad itself is your Google+ content which is promoted as an ad. Ads on the Display Network do not show up on the Search Network. In case you’re

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How to Call Google for Google Places Support

How to Call Google for Google Places Support

I encounter a variety of problems with Google Place pages or Google+ Local Pages. Business owners forget passwords, need to update their listings, need to reclaim their listings, or have trouble getting their pages verified. Basic troubleshooting is available at the following locations online: Google Places quality

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How To Claim a Google Place Page for Locations that Don’t Receive Mail

How To Claim a Google Place Page for Locations that Don't Receive Mail

I am often asked how to get a Google Places listing verified for a business who’s address does not receive USPS mail. But what happens when the business can not receive United States Postal Service mail? This happens more often than one would think. I live in

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How Exterminators can use Google Plus

How Exterminators can use Google Plus

I’ve found multiple exterminators taking advantage of Google Plus recently. The first businesses to join were marketing companies.. Then along came the photographers (thanks in part to Google+’s awesome photo sharing abilities).. Then as Google Places pages became Google Plus Local Pages the attorneys piled in and

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