In late June, Google officially announced they were removing anonymous reviews from business listings. Google provided local search blogger Mike Blumenthal a short and sweet statement confirming the move. “We do not allow anonymous reviews today and we’ve removed legacy anonymous reviews.” The actual purge of anonymous reviews appears to have occurred in May. Google’s confirmation … Continued
Local consumers turn to search to get things done
Nearly 80 percent of consumers prefer search engines as their go-to source for finding information on local products and services.¹ And, thanks to smartphones, these searches can happen anytime and anywhere, often while searchers are on the go.
The challenge for local businesses, especially large multi-location brands, is making sure your business information is readily available to consumers whenever and wherever they search.
Mindstream offers a customizable set of Location Services to help brands connect with ready-to-buy local consumers.
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Recently, Google released a few details about new features for Google My Business (GMB) and Google Maps users. Although not all of these new features are available yet, each of these updates could be huge for local businesses and consumers. The GMB dashboard is now allowing more types of service businesses (e.g., plumbers and florists) to add … Continued
¹Local Search Association, 2017