Google confirms removal of anonymous reviews, New Instagram Video – IGTV, and more

By June 25, 2018Weekly Updates
Monday comes around again and boy do we have some updates for you!
Some big ones this week include Google confining the removal of anonymous reviews and new Search Console features.

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LOCAL

It had been speculated that Google stopped counting anonymous reviews last month, now Google has confirmed that it has removed the legacy reviews that were left anonymously.
It looks like this may be a free feature to any store that has an inventory uploaded to Google AdWords. Google is still rolling this out, but we will be watching closely on ways that inventory can be added to GMB listings.
Don’t forget to add your 4th of JULY hours on your GMB page.
If your business is closed, has special hours, or is open regular hours this July 4th, be sure to log into your Google My Business account and confirm your hours.
Local and federal holidays will show on Google My Business pages with a notification of “Hours might Differ” next to the businesses operating hours if not updated.

SOCIAL

If you have updated your Instagram app, you may have noticed the new IGTV feature. This post does a great job at breaking down what it is, who it’s for, how to create, and why you should care.
While some Facebooks groups are already a paid community that started outside of Facebook first, it looks like the social media giant may be adding a way for group owners to start charging for group access right on the Facebook platform.
Image source: Facebook

GOOGLE

With the new search console that was recently rolled out, Google is also releasing new features including the new URL inspection tool.
Now any well-known organization, person, or sports team can request their listing to be verified. Once verified, information can be updated and photos added like any local GMB page.
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