Google has finally released functionality to allow bulk Google My Business dashboard users (users with 10+ bulk verified locations) to upload identity photos via bulk spreadsheet and to set their preferred photo. Identity photos include the cover photo, profile photo, and the business logo. The preferred photo is the photo that business owners recommend that […]
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Today Google has released new API functionality for managing listings in bulk verified accounts. Previously, the API allowed businesses to edit only individually verified listings and those edits would be eligible to to go live on Google Search and Maps.
Google has released a long-awaited and requested feature in the Google My Business Locations dashboard. The bulk dashboard interface now allows for an easier upload of updates to existing locations. Now, when uploading files to the dashboard, businesses are only required to upload those fields that have changes.
Google My Business has launched a new feature that allows bulk-verified users to quickly pre-set special hours for holidays and special events. When you enter special hours in Google My Business, Google will tell customers that they’re seeing holiday-specific opening hours. This should remove all of the guess work in having to push holiday hours […]
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Position Technologies and Factual Partner for Business Listing Data FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24th, 2014 Geneva, IL – Position Technologies announced the addition of Factual Inc. to the network of sites for which they manage and distribute local business listings for Fortune 500 brands. Jim Stob, founder and CEO of Position Technologies said, “The ecosystem […]
Saint Charles, IL – October 28, 2013 – allLocal, a Position Technologies product, announced the addition of TomTom navigation systems to the allLocal network of sites for which they manage and distribute local listings data on the behalf of brands. Through a strategic partnership with NavAds, the global distributor of TomTom Places Premium Listing services, […]
With the launch of Bing’s new Places Dashboard, Bing claims that they are making “claiming bulk listings quick and hassle-free.” Business owners now have two options for bulk uploading their data on Bing: they can either upload a file in Bing’s feed format (which has not changed significantly from the previous Bing Business Portal version), […]
So take advantage of the Venice update; create unique, location-specific landing pages & content and localize your link portfolio. At the same time, you’ll be getting past the hurdle of removed custom attributes. And as always, keep your Places listings fresh and up-to-date.
With all of these updates in Google, one thing is for certain: local has never been more important.
These changes continue to demonstrate the importance of local content to Google and continue to demonstrate the opportunity both national brands and small businesses have to deliver a branded, rich and actionable experience directly on the Google.com first page.
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