Want more website exposure? Get set up with Google My Business

Like or loathe them, Google sits right at the top of the list of best search engines. Formed at the very beginning of the “internet revolution”, it’s a search engine that returns the best results that, thanks to some closely guarded algorithms, ensure what’s presented back is relevant to you. Nothing is more relevant than results that are local to the person searching, wherever they...
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Google rolling out a new core algorithm update today (4 May 2020)

Google has today confirmed that “Later today, releasing a broad core algorithm update, as do several times per year. It is called the May 2020 Core Update. guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before.” As of 20:50 GMT Google said the rollout has begun. It can take “about one to two weeks to fully roll out,” Google said. Whenever Google updates its search ranking...
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Let customers know your special hours for May on Google My Business

When your business has an irregular schedule, like holidays or special events, you can enter special hours in advance to let customers know when you’re open via the special opening hours option on Google My Business (and Google Maps). If you haven't updated your hours, we recommend that you do. Google may call you to make sure they’re accurate. Visit Google My Business Help to learn more...
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Google search commands to refine searches and become a Google Pro

Google Search has built-in commands to help users refine their queries and find more relevant results. Here are some you can utilize next time the results you’re seeing aren’t very useful: Search for an exact match: Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Combine searches: Put “OR” between each search query. Exclude words from search results: Put – in front of a word you want to leave...
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Google just gave Chrome users a great reason to stay with the browser

Google has given Chrome users plenty of reasons to quit its browser recently, including controversial changes, security problems, data concerns and rivals offering greater privacy. But now Google has introduced a great reason to stay. After a surprise release U-turn last month, Google has now rolled out Chrome 81 and it brings a wide roll-out of ‘Tab Groups’, the company’s biggest...
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Google My Business removes features due to Coronavirus

Google is temporarily removing some features from Google My Business as a result of limitations caused by the COVID-19 situation. “During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to protect the health of our team members and reduce the need for people to come into our offices. As a result, there may be some temporary limitations and delays in support as we prioritize critical...
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Google My Business advises businesses affected by Coronavirus to update their listings

Google is asking businesses to update its Google My Business listings if the business is affected by COVID-19. Google posted a new help document describing that businesses can update their business hours, phone numbers, business descriptions and/or use Google Posts to share more information. Google’s help document. Google placed a notice at the top of the Google My Business support pages...
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Google’s roadmap to the end of the non-HTTPS web in Chrome

The latest update to the Chrome browser took another step forward towards creating a more secure web experience for users by forcing audio and video to use HTTPS connections or else be blocked. In ongoing efforts to protect users from unsafe downloads, Google’s developers have now laid the groundwork that will eventually result in non-secure downloads being blocked entirely by Chrome. On...
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Reminder: Google is changing the way websites work when viewed in Chrome from February 4th, 2020

Google Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. This is a courtesy reminder that web sites you use, if run in Chrome by you or your visitors, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 is released on February 4th, 2020. Prior to February 4th 2020, you should test to confirm if any updates are required to allow the continued normal operation of your website or web app.
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Urgent: Your website, and those you use, may not work in Chrome from February 4th, 2020

Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. In preparation for this change, we have updated our website analytics and our Midas Connector WordPress plugin. This is a courtesy notification that web sites you use, if run in Chrome, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 is released on February 4th, 2020. Prior to February 4th 2020, you should test to confirm if any updates are...
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