Tag Archives: Local

Google Testing New Search & Native Snippet Mix

Google may be testing a new search result snippet that blends a typical search result snippet with a local snippet result. This one has the favicon, sitename, URL, title and image but it removed the description portion and replaced it with local features, like map, directions, call and hours. This was spotted by Manish Chauhan […]

Google Local Evaluations With Advisable Dishes

Google now lets some reviewers leave reviews specifically recommending dishes from that restaurant. Customers can manually add the foods and dishes they recommend at that restaurant. This was spotted by Claudia Tomina on Twitter the other day, she shared this screenshot (which I cropped a bit): This looks similar to the sub reviews feature we […]

Google Native Posts Updates & Exams

Google is testing a few interfaces for the Google Posts and updates in the local interfaces. One is to overlay the Google updates in the images for the business listing and the other is to show a “more posts” button in the Google Posts overlay in Google Search. Khushal Bherwani noticed the Google updates/posts text […]

Google Says Embedding Native Critiques On Your Web site Does Not Assist With Internet Rankings

Google’s John Mueller was asked if it would help with web rankings in Google to embed reviews from sites like Facebook, Bing, Google, etc., on your website. John said no, not for web search, and he also warned us about not using structured data on those third-party site reviews. In short, using reviews collected by […]

Google native “be a part of wait checklist” button

The other day we reported on the newish check wait time button and now we are seeing a “join waitlist” button as well. I guess this gets you on the list to be seated at a restaurant. This feature is from 2019but I have rarely seen it myself and I don’t think I covered it […]

Google Native With Verify Wait Time Button

Google launched a few months ago a “check wait time” button for some local results in the Google search results. I guess this tells you how long you have to wait to receive service from the local business, like a restaurant. This was spotted by Anuj Thaker who shared a couple of screenshots on Twitterhere […]

Google Search Console Not Monitoring All Local Pack Clicks

For the past few months or so, I’ve been tracking reports that suggest that Google Search Console is not properly tracking clicks and impressions from the local pack. This first came up in September and after numerous requests from SEOs, I have not seen a serious reply from Google on the matter, not yet at […]

Google Testing Displaying Native Enterprise Profiles In Google Discover (Talked about In This Article)

Google is testing including the local business profile listings in Google Discover. There is this new section named “mentioned in this article” where Google can show the local business listing of companies that were noted in the article. Colan Nielsen spotted this; he posted this example on Twitter. The article I wrote does mention those […]

Native writer debuts first novel

HOLLAND PATENT — At 5’4, with intense green eyes, and an encouraging smile, Rebecca Silence doesn’t appear to be a force to be reckoned with, yet when it comes to emotional healing, she’s precisely what the combative soul ordered. A leading coach for emotional healing and relationships, host of The Healing IS Possible Experience, and the Tougher […]

Google Provides Disclaimer To Appointment Suppliers Hyperlinks In Native Panel

Google has added a disclaimer to the appointment provider links that you find in the Google Search local panel and in the Google Maps business listings. The disclaimer partially reads under the “about these providers,” adding “providers are listed in random order.” It continues to say “however, if the business has specified a preferred provider, […]