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The article I wrote last week on Possum just published. This is a summary of what I have seen so far from the algorithm update. I am sure more patterns will also emerge as I continue to study more cases of drops/increases.
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Google acquires Urban Engines to bring its location-based analytics to Google Maps
- by Ken Yeung | +VentureBeat​​

I think Google's local map data is just about to really take off. Noted by all the changes recently, Google is going all out in local.

Their recent acquisition of Urban Engines, a location based analytics and data startup is really going to provide a lot of context to Google Maps.

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It has leveraged mobile technology, GPS and beacon sensors, and other signals to better understand how people and objects move around the world.

Whether we have to pay (AdWords) for the data or get it for free will be another story.

Check out the LA Times article and others on Urban Engines' News page located here:

https://www.urbanengines.com/news/
Google has acquired Urban Engines, a provider of location-based analytics for urban planning. The team will be joining the Google Maps team in a bid to "help organizations better understand how the world moves." Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Join Rand for today's Whiteboard Friday - he'll show how to use your knowledge of related topics and semantic connections in your on-page SEO processes.
Back in February, we explored balancing keyword targeting with concept targeting. This time around we're looking at using your knowledge of related topics and semantic connections in your on-page SEO processes. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about applying those ideas in ways that will boost your ranking potential and inform your keyword research.
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Ever wonder what new features are available on Google My Business? Now there's a place you can go to check out recent and not-so-recent Google My Business feature updates. https://goo.gl/XijI89
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Google My Business upgraded adding unverified locations.
The Google Maps team posted on the what's new page that there is now a new feature to help you quickly verify in bulk, locations that you have not yet verified. Google wrote you can now
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Google MyBusiness Now Surfacing Web Verify Option

A previously hidden feature has now been surfaced in the GMB Dashboard
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... +Jennifer Slegghttps://goo.gl/vVi118
Many are used to seeing Google’s local 3-pack appearing near the top of the search results - underneath the AdWords ads with occasionally a single organic result above the local 3-pack. This means that instead of the lcoal 3-pack appearing above the fold, it won’t show up until either near the bot…
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Google does use site wide signals for ranking new pages says +John Mueller of Google.  H/T +Glenn Gabe 
Google's John Mueller confirmed in a Google+ hangout last Tuesday that Google does use site wide or site authority to determine where new pages that have no page specific signals should rank in search
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Screenshots: New matching process in GMB pre verification

I just want to share two screenshots I've taken going through the new matching option. This option is offered, if Google spots similar existing listings in Google Maps to the one you're attempting to add to the database via bulk upload. I initally posted about it here: https://plus.google.com/+NicolaiHelling/posts/G7z4fjNaCmq

You then click on "Confirm location" at the end of a listing (screenshot #1) and you'll be taken to a dialog page showing similar listings at the given adress (screenshot #2). You can then either choose to click on "Use this location" or "Add location", if the offered listings are different to your location. Clicking "Use this location" you are then taken to the GMB detail page of your location in list view. I assume your data then will update the exiting data after the GMB account has been fully approved by Google.

However, it is not always offered, although there are pre-existing listings for a location. Maybe this will get better over time.

Nice and helpful tool though :)

+Mike Blumenthal +Cori Shirk +Oleg Kostyukevich +Sean Odom +Tim Sweeney +Kristine Bogue +Dirk Schmitz
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Ever wonder what new features are available on Google My Business? Now there's a place you can go to check out recent and not-so-recent Google My Business feature updates. https://goo.gl/XijI89
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Thomas Stern discusses five essential components of local optimization that increase online exposure and drive offline traffic to brick-and-mortar stores:
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