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Google Posts now accepting videos for some local businesses

Google seems to be testing a new Google Posts feature that supports the ability to upload videos, in addition to photos, in your Google Posts. Google Posts has only worked with photos uploading, but now Andy Simpson says he can upload videos as well. Google Posts is a feature that allows people and businesses to …

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Hooray! Google My Business descriptions are back

Google My Business (GMB) recently brought back the business description field, which has caused those of us working in the local search industry to say “hooray” and raise eyebrows. Here are a few things you should know about the description and some useful tips to help you make the most of this new change. 1. …

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Google My Business expands menu editor to support service menus

Google has expanded the ability for more businesses to add their services to their menus. This includes not just restaurant owners, which they added a few months ago, but more service businesses, from plumbers to florists to health and beauty, and even web developers. To access this, log in to your Google My Business listing, click …

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You can now add your business description in Google My Business

Google has announced on Twitter that you can now add a business description to your Google local listings directly within Google My Business. The business description can show up in the local knowledge panel in search or in Google Maps results for the business. We saw this feature coming, and now it seems to be …

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New Google My Business dashboard for multiple listings rolling out

Mike Blumenthal reports that Google is now slowly rolling out the new Google My Business dashboard that it announced back in November 2017. I have had the new dashboard for my account for a month or so, but according to Mike, who watches the space closely, it is rolling out to more people slowly now. Here …

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Google My Business updates the directions heatmap in Insights reporting

Google My Business has updated the Insights analytics tool within Google My Business to let business owners see a heatmap of locations from which searchers request directions to their businesses. Allyson Wright, the community manager for Google My Business, announced that Google has “made some changes to your directions heatmap.” Specifically, the new directions heatmap …

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