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Mike Blumenthal
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All local, all time. What else is there?
All local, all time. What else is there?

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It is increasingly likely that the Carousel will come to the Local Mobile Finder.

What do you need to think about to be sure that your photos look their best?

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Mobile searches drive Near Me search volume. We would expect and do see a December uptick in these searches.

Why are we seeing a July uptick to Near Me searches as well?

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Google is going more and more granular in the Local Knowledge Panel inventory arena.

Clearly, Google, at least in the mobile world, is working very, very hard to convince merchants to give it, product information. Product information in their Knowledge Graph makes it a trivial task for Google to understand the brand information about that given location whether the information is on the local business website or not.

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Google is ramping up their scheduling relationship and increasing where they are showing booking CTA

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A bricks and mortar Amazon store opening in NYC that highlights Amazons most popular products in their most popular categories.

The ultimate review curated collection of cool $h!t. A great idea
Introducing Amazon 4-star
Introducing Amazon 4-star
blog.aboutamazon.com

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What are the implications of Google’s fast path growth of their SMB Websites? Is this a disruptive tech that is going after the WordPresses and Wixes of the world? Or are their ambitions more limited?

Join +David Mihm and me as we discuss it.

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Good research by +Mike Blumenthal on how many businesses use GMB posts. (A natural counterpart to the research I did earlier this month on that topic.)

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TLDR: ~7% of businesses world wide that have verified their business listing are using Google Posts and roughly 26% of verified business in the US were doing so.
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