Google Maps is a free web mapping platform that helps searchers find directions to their chosen destinations and allows businesses to list their store locations.
This app is connected to Google Business Profile, allowing searchers to find even more business information on the Maps listing.
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Google Maps now available for Apple CarPlay
The moment many Apple fans have been waiting for - Google Maps on CarPlay devices is now here.
SearchCap: Google says yes to reviews from Yelp, Google Maps, algorithm change impacts local search & more
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Using Voice Search to Transform Your Local Search Strategy Sep 6, 2018 by Digital Marketing Depot More than 43 million people in the U.S. now own a smart speaker, and, as […]
Google gives thumbs-up on placing your local reviews from Yelp, Google Maps and others on your own website
The only exception here: Make sure not to mark up those copied reviews with review structured data and schema. That would be against Google's guidelines.
How to manage multiple GMB listings for service area businesses
Contributor Brian Smith offers insights on how service area businesses can use GMB's bulk syndication service to increase their visibility and decrease their CPA.
Google Maps desktop now shows the world as a spinnable globe
Google has released 3D Globe Mode on Google Maps desktop. Give it a spin!
Google may notify you when your local business listing goes live in Google Maps & Search
A new notification from Google My Business will tell businesses when their local listings go live.
Google Maps begins rolling out new explore features announced last month
The new Google Maps features are rolling out worldwide now, so go get them.
SearchCap: Google Maps test, EU copyright reform & image SEO
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Two weeks until SMX Advanced. Lock in your ticket now!May 29, 2018 by Search Engine Land Equip yourself with the actionable tactics you need to deliver superior search marketing results. Attend […]
Google Maps is testing interface with categories of local search suggestions
New Google Maps interface on Android shows category selections based on where you're viewing the map.
SearchCap: Google Maps, ads, AMP & search updates
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google asking dissatisfied searchers to submit questions manually in the search resultsMay 9, 2018 by Barry Schwartz If Google doesn’t have content for your query, it may ask you to help […]
Google Maps redesigns ‘Explore’ tab, launches ‘Your match,’ ‘Group planning’ and ‘For you’ section
Google Maps has announced a whole set of new features at Google I/O around their mapping product.
Search in Pics: YouTube Space replica, Google Maps art & baby shower cake
In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. A mini version of the YouTube space, in a box: Source: Twitter Google Maps dynamic art: […]
SearchCap: Hijacking Google results, Google Maps languages & link snobs
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Hijacking Google search results for fun, not profit: UK SEO uncovers XML sitemap exploit in Google Search ConsoleMar 27, 2018 by Michelle Robbins SEO wins bug bounty from Vulnerability Reward Program, […]
Google Maps adds 39 new languages supporting over 1B people
Google Maps now supports an additional estimated 1.25 billion people worldwide with new languages.
Session recap from SMX West: Optimizing for voice search and virtual assistants
Contributor Eric Enge recaps an advanced-level SEO session on the role voice search and personal assistants can play in content discovery and conversions.
SearchCap: Google Maps women-led icons, more Google answers & SEO redirects
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: 7 marketing and promotion tactics to get your content discoveredMar 9, 2018 by Kristopher Jones Contributor Kristopher Jones outlines seven tried-and-true content promotion strategies that will drive traffic to your content […]
Google Maps adds mall directory search & browse in local panel
Google adds a new tab to the local panel in the search results named "directory."
SearchCap: Google Images changes, Google Maps iOS app update & SEO ROI
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Image Search removes View Image button and Search by Image featureFeb 15, 2018 by Barry Schwartz After making a deal with Getty Images, Google has revamped some of their image […]
Google Maps for iOS catches up with Android version, adds driving directions, transit info & explore nearby
A year after bringing real-time information within Google Maps for Android, Google has now released it for iOS devices.
Holiday shoppers increasingly turned to Google Maps in the countdown to Christmas Day
Columnist Andy Taylor from Merkle shares data on how consumers engaged with Maps and Local Inventory Ads over the holiday shopping period.
The importance of targeting branded searches
Though many search marketers focus primarily on non-branded searches, columnist Thomas Stern believes it's crucial to invest in a branded search strategy.
The changing SERP: Understanding and adapting to dynamic search results
Search results have become more personalized and dynamic over the years, creating a more challenging SEO environment for search and content marketers. But columnist Jim Yu shows how these changes can create opportunities for those willing to do the work.
Google Maps gets brighter UI, new category icons and more color-coding
Changes designed to make it easier to find relevant content and destinations.
Local SEO: Driving customer actions for enterprise-level brands
Multilocation businesses face some unique challenges in today's local search landscape, but columnist Thomas Stern believes they can succeed by finding the right balance between centralized data management and localized content production.
SearchCap: Canada courts with Google, Google Maps sharing & SEO ranking factors
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: US court orders Google not to comply with Canadian court’s order delisting search resultsNov 3, 2017 by Greg Sterling The US court agreed with Google that implementation of the Canadian court’s […]
Google Maps enables creating & sharing lists on desktop version
The feature, launched in February on Google Maps mobile versions, is now available on the desktop interface.
Google now has 50M Local Guides adding content to Google Maps and Search
The number of Guides has grown by 10x in just one year.
6 things you need to know about Google’s Q&A feature on Google Maps
Noticed the new "questions & answers" section in Google Maps app listings? Columnist Joy Hawkins shares her observations about this helpful new feature.
SearchCap: Alexa & Cortana, Google Assistant speakers & Google Maps parking
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.
Google Maps Android app adds ‘find parking’ feature to show you nearest parking garage
Starting today, Google Maps users can tap the “find parking” button on the Android app to see a list of parking garages and lots in 25 US cities.
SearchCap: Google knowledge panel ads, Google Maps videos & AMP survey
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.
Google Maps local listings can now have videos uploaded
Google Local Guides and others can now add videos to local results if they use an Android device.
Google working to fix the ability to leave local reviews on Google Maps
Google is aware of the issue with leaving reviews in Google search and Google Maps for local reviews. They are working on a fix.
3 ways to use search query data from Google Search Console
New to Google Search Console? Columnist Dianna Huff provides a handy guide for gleaning actionable insights from the Search Analytics report.
SearchCap: Google Maps accessibility, Google Posts expire & link problems
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Maps will use crowdsourcing to identify wheelchair-accessible locationsJul 6, 2017 by Amy Gesenhues Anyone can now add accessibility information to places on Google Maps or business listings in search. Fix […]
Google Maps will use crowdsourcing to identify wheelchair-accessible locations
Anyone can now add accessibility information to places on Google Maps or business listings in search.
7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player
Columnist Wesley Young looks at recent improvements Facebook has made -- and functionality being tested -- that may position the social media giant to compete with Google in the area of local search.
How to rank for ‘position 0’ in 3 simple steps: A featured snippets primer
What is a featured snippet, and how can you position your content to rank for one? Columnist Stephan Spencer explains this search feature and provides tips for optimizing your pages for it.
5 reasons why websites still matter to local search in 2017
More and more small local businesses are using social media profile pages, rather than websites, as the main face of their operation. Columnist Wesley Young explains why this isn't the good idea that it may seem to be.
4 ways brands are losing store traffic — and how to use location marketing strategies to reverse course
Many national franchise stores are failing to appear in Google Maps search results. Columnist Wesley Young's observations may help these brands improve their visibility.