Google My Business Stories August 13, 2020

Google makes it easier to access My Business tools in Search, Maps

In recent months, Google has rolled out a number of tools and initiatives to help SMBs navigate the lack of in-person business and come online. The latest makes it easier for them to update Business Profiles directly from Google Maps and Search.

Google My Business Stories July 30, 2020

Last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would “develop initiatives and product ideas that support long-term solutions” for the Black community. One of these efforts is a way for Black-owned businesses to identify themselves in Google Maps and Search, with that attribute launching today.

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Google My Business Stories June 25, 2020

Google opens up Business Messages in Maps and Search

Back in 2018, Google Maps for Android and iOS introduced a way for customers to directly contact stores. Google today is expanding Business Messages in Maps and adding more functionality.

Google My Business Stories June 4, 2020

Google’s My Business portal is adding a new feature that’s useful for business owners and customers alike: new types of business hours that can be displayed on Google Maps and other products for different aspects of the business.

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Google My Business Stories May 27, 2020

Local businesses are struggling amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic due to decreased foot traffic and sales. Many have turned to selling gift cards as a means for customers to offer additional support, with Google soon allowing affected businesses to link to such donation methods on their public listings.

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Google My Business Stories May 11, 2020

In the craziness of a world affected by the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce has become more popular than ever and has also led to hefty delays in shipping. To help customers find products locally, Google is now showing a “curbside pickup” badge for local shopping ads.

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