June 12, 2019

Found Bytes Episode 3: On Customer Feedback & Reputation with Aaron Weiche

Note: Found Bytes is produced for the ear and designed to be heard. If you are able, we strongly encourage you to listen to the audio […]
May 30, 2019

Found Bytes Episode 2: Google as Your New Homepage with Mike Blumenthal

Note: Found Bytes is produced for the ear and designed to be heard. If you are able, we strongly encourage you to listen to the audio […]
May 29, 2019

Use This Month’s Google Rank Checker Tool

Curious about a Google rank checker? Learn how you can get all the details about the state of your local business listing on Google each month […]
May 23, 2019

Uncover Hidden Gems In Your Google My Business Reviews

When it comes to local businesses, online reviews (and specifically Google My Business profile reviews) are King and Queen. In fact, 9 out of 10 people […]
May 22, 2019

Found Bytes Episode 1: On Presence with Joy Hawkins

Note: Found Bytes is produced for the ear and designed to be heard. If you are able, we strongly encourage you to listen to the audio […]
April 22, 2019
ThriveHive's Google My Business Data & Trends

ThriveHive’s Google My Business Data & Trends

We’re super excited to announce our next free data resource, our Google My Business Data & Trends report. For this free online resource, we looked at […]
April 18, 2019
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Is Your Business Moving? What You Should Update Online

Moving locations has always been a challenging moment for any small business. And with more and more customer searches happening on mobile, getting found on Google […]
April 8, 2019

Ask the Experts Webinar Recap

We did a little experiment for our most recent webinar, Ask the Experts: How to stand out on Google. When registering, we asked participants to submit their […]
March 25, 2019
How to Create and Claim Your Google My Business Listing

How to Create, Claim, and Verify Your Google Business Listing [2019]

An easy step-by-step guide to creating, claiming, and verifying your business on Google. It's time to get your business on the map and get found by more local customers!
March 18, 2019
How to Contact Google My Business Support

How to Contact Google My Business Support

Getting on Google My Business and maintaining your listing can get hairy. There are dozens of common challenges business owners face, such as problems accessing your […]
February 27, 2019
Tips for Writing Your Google My Business Description

8 Tips for Writing Your Google Business Description

Now that you’ve got a Google My Business listing created and up to speed, it’s time to fill in the one section you’ve been putting off: […]
February 22, 2019
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Answer the Locals: The Most-Asked Questions from Your Prospective Customers

Monitor and respond to questions on your Google My Business Profile in Inbox, and see what questions customers are most frequently asking businesses in your category […]
February 19, 2019
Is Google My Business Free

Is Google My Business Free?

For more help with getting found, standing out, and getting chosen on Google, head to our Google My Business Knowledge Center below:
February 19, 2019
Who Can Have a Google Business Listing?

Who Can Have a Google My Business Listing?

If you own a business of any kind, you’ll inevitably be faced with the ever important question: should your business be on Google? Now, we’re not […]
February 18, 2019
What is Google My Business

What is Google My Business and How Does it Work?

Understand where your Google My Business listing appears, how it helps your business, and how it differs from Google Maps and Google Plus.
February 14, 2019

How Do You Get Found on Google?

February 14, 2019
Tips for Adding Photos to Your GMB Listing

Tips for Adding Photos to Your Google My Business Listing

So, your Google My Business listing is complete (or is it?), fully verified, and live on the web for potential customers to see—now what? As with […]
February 12, 2019
How to Create Effective Google My Business Posts

How to Create Effective Google My Business Posts

At first glance, the Google My Business (GMB) platform may just seem like another way for your business to gain some “real estate” in local searches. […]
February 11, 2019
How to Respond to Google Reviews

How to Respond to Google Reviews

Reviews are a powerful marketing tool, and free word-of-mouth advertising for your business! We have put together some guidance on how to respond to positive and […]
February 7, 2019

How to Rank Higher on Google

February 7, 2019
How to Add Attributes to Your Google My Business Profile

How to Add Attributes to Your Google My Business Profile

The Google My Business platform uses attributes to help users better understand the businesses they are searching. Attributes differ by industry and may include payment information, […]
February 6, 2019
How to Get Your Business on the First Page of Google

How to Get Your Business on the First Page of Google [2019]

February 6, 2019
How to Resolve Duplicate Business Listings on Google

How to Resolve Duplicate Business Listings on Google

Multiple listings can exist for a business in Google, however duplicate listings violate Google’s Guidelines. It’s important to resolve duplicate listings for your business for a […]
February 5, 2019
How to Verify Your Google My Business Listing

How to Verify Your Google My Business Listing

As a business owner, you must verify your Google My Business listing before you can take control of it and make improvements. Verification of your Google […]
February 4, 2019
How to Add Categories on Google My Business

How to Add Categories on Google My Business

The categories you choose in Google are critical to ensuring the right customers are finding your business in Google Search and Maps. You may have the […]
February 1, 2019
Google Posting Tips And Examples

Google Posting Tips And Examples

Active posting on Google is a powerful way to promote your business in interesting new ways. Google now lets you add free posts directly to your […]
January 31, 2019
How to Monitor Updates to Your Google Listing

How to Monitor Updates to Your Google Listing

From time to time, Google may update your listing. It’s important to regularly check for changes and review them for accuracy. How to Monitor Updates to […]
January 30, 2019
How to Add Your Phone Number to Google My Business

How to Add Your Phone Number to Google My Business

Your phone number is an important component of your business profile. It’s not mandatory, but we highly recommend you add it!   How to Add Your […]
January 29, 2019
How to Add Your Hours to Google

How to Add Your Hours to Google

Consumers often use Google to quickly check when a business is open. It’s important that your business hours are readily available and correct. Why you should […]
January 25, 2019
How to Post on Google

How to Post on Google

Google posts are intended to promote your business and drive customer action. Active posting on Google is a great way to boost your online presence, promote […]
January 18, 2019

How to Rank Higher on Google Maps

January 16, 2019
How to Achieve a Successful Google My Business Profile

How to Achieve a Successful Google My Business Profile

Google My Business. This free tool is gaining importance but do you know how to use it successfully? Google is always changing, and Google My Business […]
January 14, 2019
Benefits of a Google My Business Listing

6 Benefits of Having a Google My Business Listing

December 11, 2018
Why The Mobile Experience Matters More Than Ever for Local Search

Why the Mobile Experience Matters More Than Ever for Local Search

Chances are, you found this blog post after scrolling feeds on your phone—the same phone you’ll use to search for something later today that you don’t […]
December 4, 2018
How to Get on Google's Local Pack

3 Ways to Get Your Business on Google’s Local Pack

November 21, 2018
How to Improve Your Google Business Listing

How to Improve Your Google My Business Listing

Perhaps you just created a Google My Business listing, or perhaps you’ve had a listing for a while. Let’s talk about how to make that listing […]
November 20, 2018
How to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing

How to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing

Google My Business itself is not a public-facing, searchable directory (such as Yelp), BUT  your listing on Google My Business is what many other public-facing, searchable directories pull from.
November 6, 2018
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Tips on Updating Your Google My Business Listing

Updating or editing your Google listing isn’t difficult, but many business owners overlook it. There is a lot more value in your online business listing than you think.
September 10, 2017
How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

10 Free Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website