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Google's smart speakers are up to $50 off from now until February 26 as part of its Presidents' Day sale

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Google Presidents' Day sale lasts until February 26 and includes discounts on the Google Home, Google Home Hub, and Google Home Max at Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. All three of the speakers have the Google Assistant onboard so you can access Google services, answer questions, and control smart home tech with your voice, but each...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Netflix, Pandora, Google Maps, Amazon Echo, Google Photos, Home Hub, Business Insider, Hub, Best Buy Walmart, Google Home

SearchCap: Google Assistant ads, Google Maps reply to reviews & waitlists

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Barry Schwartz]
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Barry Schwartz

Google Local "Get in Line" Button

Sergey Alakov spotted Google testing or launching, I don't see it yet, a button in the local panel for "get in line." It is a waitlist feature that seems to be powered by DineTime for restaurants to enable people to put themselves on a wait list to be seated for a table.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Sergey Alakov, DineTime

Business Owners Can Now Reply To Reviews On Google Maps Desktop

Google announced in the Google My Business Help forums that owners of businesses within Google My Business can now reply to reviews directly using Google Maps on desktop. Prior you could do it in Google My Business, in the Google My Business app and in some other forms. But now you can also do it right from Google Maps on desktop.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Google My Business, Google My Business Help

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero It’s a pretty clear fit for Amazon as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense for five-year-old Eero — which, in spite of being early to the home mesh router game and pulling in some high-profile investors, has ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Hardware, France, Linkedin, Tech, United States, Belgium, Edinburgh, Coachella, Google Maps, Alexa, Manchester Bristol, Eero, Virtuo, Daily Crunch

Do Businesses Really Use Google My Business Posts? A Case Study

Posted by Ben_FisherGoogle My Business (GMB) is one of the most powerful ways to improve a business’ local search engine optimization and online visibility. If you’re a local business, claiming your Google My Business profile is one of the first steps you should take to increase your company’s online presence. As long as your local business meets Google’s guidelines, your Google My Business profile can help give your company FREE exposure on Google’s search engine. Not only can potential custome...
Tags: Google, Post, Wikipedia, Seo, Cta, Google Maps, GMB, Knowledge Panel, Google My Business, Phil Rozek, Google My Business Posts, Ben_Fisher, Ben_FisherGoogle My Business GMB, Google My Business Post, Boston Keywords, GMB Post

Voice Search in 2019: Optimizing Your Content

Last updated on February 12, 2019 at 05:34 pm As the SEO industry continues to diversify, the future of search will lead to the rise mobile, visual, and voice as primary platforms for search queries. Along with more opportunities to rank, there are also new challenges when it comes to optimizing your content and keywords. Voice search, in particular, has been becoming more popular and widespread out of the aforementioned search platforms, with the likes of Google Assistant, Apple Siri and A...
Tags: Google, Siri, Seo, Google Maps, Maldives, Voice, Voice Search, Alexa, Content Strategy, Seo Strategy, Content Optimization, Local Seo, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Voice Search Optimization, AI assistant

Google Auto Opting Businesses Into Google Assistant Calls Over Duplex

Google has a setting in Google My Business to allow or disallow hone calls from Google Assistant to your business. It launched as a beta last October and became a setting around then as well in the Google My Business dashboard. Now it seems that all old and new business have the setting checked on by default.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Google My Business, Google Auto Opting Businesses Into Google

I just tried Google's brand new augmented reality Maps on a one mile walk through San Francisco, and I miss it already (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Monday, the Google Maps team gave Business Insider the chance to try out its new AR feature for pedestrian maps, which the company first announced at its developer conference last May. The company says the feature is in an "alpha" state and for now, will only be available to "local guides."  Even without a definite public release date, we were anxious to see if AR could actually improve the Google Maps experience.  Below we describe what it was like to use the new Google Maps AR feature on ...
Tags: Apple, Google, San Francisco, Trends, Google Maps, Business Insider, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco Anyone, Rincon Park

Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode

I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at Google Maps to figure out which way you’re supposed to go… and then somehow proceed to walk two blocks in the wrong direction. Maybe the little blue dot wasn’t actually in the right place yet. Maybe your phone’s compass was bugging out and facing the wrong way because you’re surrounded by 30-story buildings full of metal and other things that compasses hate. Google...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Augmented Reality, Google-Maps, Google UX

Google Posts Content Now In Some Google Local Listings

Dave DiGregorio posted screen shots of content from a local business's Google Posts content showing up in the local listings, including the local knowledge panel and local pack listings. This gives more exposure to the Google Posts content and possibly the listing.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Dave DiGregorio

Google Maps AR navigation beta starts rolling out

Google at the I/O developers conference had showcased the new augmented reality feature for Google Maps which is aimed at providing users with directions from your phone's camera in real-time. Though the company is still testing the feature, it is rolling out to a handful of users.  Though it might not be users primary turn-by-turn option, it still is a step towards the right direction for Google and Maps platform. The app picks up the location via GPS, quite obviously and then uses Street Vi...
Tags: Google, Apps, News, Blogging, Google Maps

Google Maps AR mode previewed, now in testing with small group of users

Google Maps AR mode is expected to launch to the public soon, as it has been rolled out to a small group of users for testing. The Wall Street Journal previewed the augmented reality feature. The post Google Maps AR mode previewed, now in testing with small group of users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, Wall Street Journal

Google Maps AR Is Being Tested by Some Users—But the Rest of Us Will Have to Wait

Last year, Google I/O gave us a glimpse of what augmented reality in Maps might look like, teasing a future in which our phones orient us using our cameras. The demonstration showed us improved navigation tools to properly direct users as well as pop-ups indicating surrounding businesses and shops. There was even a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, What About The Fox Though

Google My Business Launches New Tools for Service Businesses

Google My Business has launched a new tool that allows service businesses to share their service areas and information about their business via Google Maps and Search. New Google My Business Update By configuring their service area by adding the towns, cities and postal codes they cover, the new Google for Business feature means businesses without physical office space can provide more accurate information to customers. Such geographical information can be modified and added to as a business ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Google Maps, Google My Business, Small Business News, Tom Pritchard

The 15 most powerful women at Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

Since Google began releasing its diversity report in 2014, the percentage of women at the company has barely budged, going from from 30% back then to 30.9% in 2018.  Perhaps a more hopeful statistic has been the increase in female leadership over the years, which has risen from 20.8% in 2014 to 25.5% in 2018. Today, women at Google are starting to lead some of the largest and strategically most important teams within the company.  Below is Business Insider's list of 15 of the most powerful wom...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Youtube, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Google Maps, Ross, Stewart, Crain, Fitzpatrick, Googleplex, Deckers, Bonita Stewart, Jen Fitzpatrick

Avoid the heartache of Valentine’s Day planning with Google

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or planning a Palentine’s Day get-together, we’ve got a few ways to make planning your night out as sweet as Valentine’s Day candy. Here are a few helpful features on Maps and local Search that’ll help you plan a night out (or in) from start to finish.The last minute loverAlthough restaurants tend to book up on February 14, if you’re the spontaneous type you can still try your hand at walking in. To give you the best chance at a last minute table, just f...
Tags: Google, Maps, Google Maps, Valentine, Business Profile on Google

Google Cloud will help the Golden State Warriors play better basketball (GOOGL, GOOG)

The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that they have picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider.  The Warriors will use Google's analytics technology to track data that can help the team play basketball better. The Warriors — and the Chase Center, the under-construction stadium where they'll play — also plan to use Google Cloud for hosting mobile apps. The Golden State Warriors just picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider, and will use its data-crunching  tec...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Diane Greene, The Warriors, Chase Center, Google Cloud, Kirk Lacob, Michael D Antonio, Thomas Kurian, GSW Sports Ventures

Google Maps Adds Hotel Check-In & Check-Out Times

Google announced that hotels can now add their check-in and check-out times to their Google Local, Google Maps and Google Hotel listings. Brad Brewer shared a screen shot of one listing that already has theirs listed.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Brad Brewer, Google Hotel, Check Out Times

Google Maps Launches Mobile speed camera feature in India

Google Maps has launched a very useful feature called Mobile Speed camera functionality in India. Google Maps Mobile Speed Camera Very useful and handy feature; and importantly the most important feature which Google has integrated from its Waze acquisition. The new ability to add accidents and speed cameras pops up in your Maps Directions navigation with a ‘+’ in a magnifying glass in the bottom left corner of your display, which pops up the toast menu to select either Crash or Speed Camera...
Tags: Google, Business, India, Tech, Waze, Google Maps

Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices

There's a downside to growing up with Google Maps, writes geologist Lloyd White from the University of Wollongong in Australia.
Tags: Technology, Google Maps, University of Wollongong, Lloyd White

Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” [Update: 7pm pacific: ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Bloomberg, Smartphones, App-store, Google-Maps, Operating Systems, App Store Google

Apple has blocked Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” TechCrunch reported We...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Smartphones, App-store, Google-Maps, Operating Systems, App Store Google, App Store Facebook

Advancing research on fake audio detection

When you listen to Google Maps driving directions in your car, get answers from your Google Home, or hear a spoken translation in Google Translate, you're using Google's speech synthesis, or text-to-speech (TTS) technology. Speech interfaces not only allow you to interact naturally and conveniently with digital devices, they're a crucial technology for making information universally accessible: TTS opens up the internet to millions of users all over the world who may not be able to read, or who ...
Tags: Google, ASV, Ai, Google Maps, Graz Austria, Google News Initiative, Interspeech

Google+ APIs Shut Down Concerns Google My Business Developers

Yesterday, I and many developers received an email from Google Developers that had the subject line "[Action Required] Google+ APIs and OAuth requests are being shutdown on March 7, 2019." The issue is not specific with Google+ but some of those APIs in there are specific to Google My Business and they have no replacement or migration path.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps

Now Google My Business Bulk Users Can Download/Upload Spreadsheets

Kara from Google announced a small update in the Google My Business Help forums saying "Now, bulk users can download and upload their locations to and from spreadsheets." "This feature enables bulk users to easily manage and organize their multiple locations...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Kara, Google My Business Help

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

Week 3: Google
Tags: Google, Science, Google Maps, Dont Be Evil

Google My Business Photo Bug Prevents Photos From Showing On Google Maps

Joy Hawkins posted in the Local Search Forums that a bug with Google My Business is causing photos that were recently uploaded via Google My Business by the owner not to be able to be seen in Google Maps by searchers. There is no ETA for a fix, but she suspects it will be fixed by the end of this week.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Eta, Google My Business, Joy Hawkins

Google Maps Finally Tracking Speed Limits, Speed Traps

The next time you use Google Maps to plan a road trip, you might notice some changes. Maps is now providing live updates on posted speed limits across the United States. Previously, this feature was only available in San Francisco. However, other parts of the country started seeing the feature crop up late last week […] The post Google Maps Finally Tracking Speed Limits, Speed Traps appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Google, San Francisco, United States, Autos, Gps, Waze, Google Maps, Navigation, Android Auto, Alphabet Inc, News Blog, Phone Apps, Navigation Apps, Speeding Tickets, Nav Apps

Google Local Pack Defaults To Showing 4 Stars For Some Queries

If you do a search for [top soil] where I am and in some other locations, Google will show you a local pack but the local pack will be filtered to only show results with 4.0+ ratings or higher. If I do another search, like [barber shop] I do not get the 4+ rating filter in my location.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps

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