Nice one for Local SEOs to be aware of. Now seeing standard Posts appears from months back by default. Would show for 7 days previously, then "expire" and become hidden behind the 'view all' button. Glad to see more visibility given to Posts – this change makes sense IMO. pic.twitter.com/H3pQTDG5qH— Brodie Clark (@brodieseo) January 20, 2021
Google showing "X years in business" in the SERP
Anyone seen this before?
GMB is now showing a "Message" button on GMB posts (only for businesses who have chosen to opt-in to the Messaging feature through the GMB App):
More about it here:
From the article:
The community feed in Google Maps makes it easier to discover things to do and places to go
Now, we’re making it easier to find updates and recommendations from trusted local sources with a new community feed in the Explore tab of Google Maps. The feed shows you the latest reviews, photos and posts added to Google Maps by local experts and people you follow as well as food and drink merchants, and articles from publishers like The Infatuation.
Do you think this will make GMB posts go more mainstream?
I thought this would make for a good discussion.
Do you think that there is anything wrong with asking and then answering your own questions and answers in the Q&A section of GMB?
Do you think most business owners realize that they can add their own Questions, and then also add an Answer?
Another thing I see a lot: There are Questions, but the owner has not replied to them.
Instead, the owner just leaves it to a local guide or a random person to Answer the question with potentially inaccurate information, on full display to everyone else who checks the Q&A in the future.