Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
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Local Business Cards - Is the name Search Engine Land is using for this exciting new self-promotional option Google is testing, although we still don't have an official name from Google.
Due to broken hand (and more) I can't type too much or even Dragon much. (See latest update.)
But this is pretty interesting news and it broke on Friday and I know a lot of people miss stuff that hits toward the weekend so I wanted to round up all the posts for you. It kills to copy and paste links, so that's probably all I can do. Won't be able to add much. But I hope you guys will comment and get a discussion going around this.
I think Mike started it so will begin there.
<a href="http://blumenthals.com/blog/2016/03/04/googles-newest-social-sharing-environment-google-posts/">Google’s Newest Social Sharing Environment For Business? Google Posts</a>
<a href="http://searchengineland.com/googles-candidate-cards-being-tested-for-businesses-243960">Google's Candidate Cards Being Tested For Businesses?</a>
<a href="http://searchengineland.com/google-experimenting-with-local-business-cards-in-search-results-243985">Google Experimenting With Local Business Cards In Search Results</a>
<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/4/11164046/google-posts-search-results-self-promotion-advertising">Google is letting celebrities and businesses post directly to search results | The Verge</a>
I said I wasn't going to comment but here I go. Seems so odd with all the confusion around Google Places and Google+ that they may be coming out with a new publishing platform separate from everything else. But I guess if it gets your content right in the SERPs it's a good thing.
What do you think?