Google My Business Upgrade

I first spotted the option to upgrade a Google My Business listing near the end of July 2020 while looking in the GMB dashboard of an HVAC contractor. The main feature of the upgrade, at the price of $50/month, is the ability to display the Google Guaranteed badge directly on a Google My Business listing (aka Business Profile). Previously, the badge could only be found on a Google Local Services ad.

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Google Screened Local Services Ads Profile Update

The detail profile view on desktop for a Google Screened business in Local Services ads was recently overhauled. There are more visual features and a contact form on the right side where a user can select a service type and request either a text or email from the business. This was previously a pop-up form (and still is if your screen isn’t wide enough). There is also an embedded map of the physical location you can click on to get directions near the bottom of the profile now:

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Request Quotes from Multiple Businesses on Google

Google has launched or is at least testing the ability for users to request quotes from multiple businesses on mobile search. A “Request Quotes” button may appear above the 3-pack for search queries specific to certain business categories. The category types involved that I have noticed are a few of the main categories in Local Services ads (along with house painters) but this is a Google My Business feature, not LSA.

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