New Google My Business Page Insights and using the Data

Google My Business has quietly improved the Page Insights on Google Business Pages, and they look fabulous, with much clearer business data for business owners. A local business can now see  more actionable information about their business page: visibility engagement audience clicks driving requests phone calls   Business Page Insights: Visibility   The Business Page […]

My Postcard has NOT arrived from Google to Verify My Business

Postal services differ around the world, sometimes Google My Business Verification Postcard arrive late, or never arrive at the business address at all. Note: Please don’t think this is a way to circumnavigate postal verification. You must have ordered the verification It has to have been longer then 2 weeks since requesting verification postcard You […]

Google my Business building additional information around Restaurants

It seems that Google my Business is building additional information around restaurants specifically. Yesterday after leaving a mobile review ( could not replicate in desktop ) i was asked to provide additional information. The three question asked : Is it usually quite here? Is this place good value? Is this place family friendly? The Thank […]

Google Business Pages : Manage your Photos

Google My Business  just launched  “Manage your Photos” for local business page. Historically you could add a Logo, Cover image and a selection of Photos from the business. The new Manage your photos in business pages, now lets you segment your photos based upon the business page. Introducing, Manage your Business Photos When you Log […]

View Menu link on Restaurants Local Business Page

Restaurant Local Business Pages are displaying View Menu and Menu links. These links are algorithmic / semantically created and cannot be added by the owner of the Restaurants Local Page. To ensure that the Restaurants own menu is displayed, restaurants will need to provide clear signals on the Menu page for Google.   Wrong View […]

Verified Google Local Business Page in Minutes

Verifying a Google Local Business page can become a bit of a nightmare if you go down the route of post card verification, then with some recent bugs, you may not be able to enter the PIN number that you receive, leaving you to request another verification PIN number. If you have NOT attempted verification, […]

Google Local Pages introduce Directions HeatMap & Call Tracking

Last week Google Local Pages or My Business introduced Direction heatmaps and Call tracking into the Insights dashboard.     Google Local Page Direction Heatmaps Log into Dashboard : https://plus.google.com/dashboard Select >> Insights     The Local Direction heatmap indicates where a user selected directions to your business address via the Google+ Local Page. The […]

Brilliant example of using an Embedded Post for Local Business

Google+ launched the Embedded post this week and naturally the experiments started. But very few brilliant examples coming out …. except one!   My test Embedded Post One local business called Tidy up Trash : www.tidyuptrash.co.uk put his thinking hat on and really nailed down embedded posts and in the true spirit of what google intended with […]