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.
Google My Business Stories July 30
Google My Business Stories June 25
Google opens up Business Messages in Maps and Search
Google My Business Stories June 4
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.
Google My Business Stories May 27
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.
Google My Business Stories May 11
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.
Google My Business Stories March 25
Many businesses depend on Google Maps and Search to drive customers to their locations, but during the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses have had to shut down temporarily. Now, Google Maps is adding a “temporarily closed” option for these businesses.