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 27
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.
Google My Business Stories March 24
Google limits My Business listings during coronavirus outbreak, affects updates, more
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — is unprecedented in modern history and is taking a huge toll on businesses of all sizes. Recently, Google announced that its My Business listings would be affected during the coronavirus outbreak — here’s what you need to know.
Google My Business Stories March 9
Google Maps is a useful place to find information about local businesses, and now, Google has encouraged businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to make their potential customers aware by updating their listings.
Google My Business Stories June 21, 2019
A recent investigation by The Wall Street Journal claims that there are potentially millions of fake business listings being shown on Google Maps. Since this report, Google has responded by acknowledging the problem and detailing steps on how they are tackling these fake business listings.