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What is Google Post?

By Jeffrey Magner / December 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

What is Google Post? At 1:06 AM today (a Sunday) I received an email from “The Google Search Team” encouraging urging me to “create content”. I found this intriguing for many reasons. At a glance, the email says, “Now that you’re ready to start publishing, make sure your content has what it takes to grab peoples […]

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Home Businesses Not Supported on Apple Maps

By Jeffrey Magner / November 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Home Businesses Not Supported on Apple Maps

Home Based Businesses Not Supported on Apple Maps We just tried to submit a home based business to Apple Maps. No Bueno!! Looks like it won’t work for any home based business. Many small businesses operate out of homes – Like, millions of businesses. While Google Maps has clearly made Local business listings a focus recently, and […]

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Do You Use Bing?

By Jeffrey Magner / November 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Do You Use Bing?

Do you use Bing? Earlier this month, I was in the office of a prospective client and I suggested he do a web search. His laptop was right there and so he typed the search into Bing to get a result! I’ve talked with thousands of small business owners in the past 8 years and […]

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Customers Can now Add Photos to your Google Reviews!

By Jeffrey Magner / November 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

Google Reviews Now Enable Photos This morning I wrote a review for a business on Google and I was given the option of uploading a photo of the business from my computer or my phone. I don’t recall ever seeing this option before on Google. Is this brand new or was my coffee just really […]

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Experimental Google Listing Video Verification

By Jeffrey Magner / November 15, 2016 / 1 Comment

Google now offers Video Verification Option via Google Hangouts Last week I was able to verify two tricky business listings on Google – by video! This is a new option that Google is currently testing and it worked beautifully for both locations. Google is investing big time these days in local business support and this video […]

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Google My Business Support on Twitter

By Jeffrey Magner / November 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Google My Business Support on Twitter

Google My Business Twitter Support Gone are the days when problems with Google listings were impossible to diagnose and fix. Google offers awesome support these days for business owners. In addition to awesome phone support and even cool new technology like Video Hangout business listing verification, their twitter account is active and very responsive! Here’s […]

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