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CONFIRMED: NOVEMBER 2019 GOOGLE ALGORITHM UPDATE BASED ON NEURAL MATCHING

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Location Solutions

Google has confirmed a local algorithm update took place in early November 2019 and has been rolled out on a global scale. The update is based on neural matching, which is an AI method used to connect words with concepts and could help tackle spam in local search results. “BEDLAM” Starting November 5, the industry … Continued

BIG CHANGES FOR GOOGLE SEARCH ALGORITHM

By: Malcolm Groves, Local Solutions Specialist

The latest algorithm update aims to bring users results that are more relevant by understanding the context behind search queries with the help of artificial intelligence. The goal of this update is to enhance the user experience by making the process of a Google search feel natural. BERT In October, Google announced the biggest change … Continued

[Video]: Paid Search Account Audits

By: Mindstream Media Group, Marketing and Media Agency

A paid search account audit by Mindstream Media evaluates a variety of components and projects the potential increase to the bottom line of your business.

TESTING, TESTING…1, 2, 3

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Location Solutions

As always, Google continues to test new search features. The most recent and noteworthy include: Showing competitor ads on local business profiles Highlighting content on-site based on the search result clicked Bulk Google My Business review management Competitor Ads on Local Business Profiles One not-so-popular test Google is currently conducting is placing competitor ads on business … Continued

Google Says Goodbye to Average Position

By: Carrie Thompson, Marketing Specialist

The old saying that the only thing constant is change certainly rings true in search advertising. Between frequent algorithm updates, modifications to ad formats and the introduction of new products, features and tools, Google keeps search marketers on their toes. Earlier this year the search giant announced it would be removing the Average Position metric … Continued

NEW FEATURES FROM GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

By: Alyssa Wind, Account Service Specialist

Continuing their quest to make Google the one-stop shop for local business information, Google My Business has added several new features to their listings over the past couple months. We’ve seen Google do this multiple times over the past few years as they’ve heightened their focus on the local space by continually enhancing the local … Continued

Google Updates Travel Features

By: Andrea Brandon, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services

Google wants to be the first and last place you go for Labor Day travel planning—and for every day travel planning. The search giant previously said goodbye to the Google Trips app and moved travel booking to Google Travel. Now, Google has announced more features for its Travel product, adding to the depth of capabilities … Continued

[Video]: Amplifying Value with Vendor Partnerships

By: Mindstream Media Group, Marketing and Media Agency

Crushing the media game for our clients every day isn’t easy. Our VP of Marketing & Creative, Andrea Brandon, explains how our partnerships help us get it done.