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Aww, how cute. Google is helping the little guy!

Google Business Profile Optimization Tips

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Google Business Profile Optimization Tips

Aww, how cute. Google is helping the little guy!

Google is rolling out a new feature to help small businesses compete even better against their larger competitors on Google Maps. If you can add it to your Google Business Profile, you should take advantage of this opportunity ASAP.

Google is now letting certain businesses add the "Small Business" attribute to their profile, which will help them stand out during the holiday shopping period and likely beyond. Google is only allowing businesses that they deem "small" to add this label to their Google Business Profile and is using AI and web traffic data to determine who is small and who is not.

Here at Merchynt, our goal is to help the smallest of business owners kick butt with local marketing, so this is an excellent initiative by Google in our eyes. When you're done reading this entire email, go to, click on your Google Business Profile, click Edit profile, then More (from the business), and see if you can turn on the "Small Business" attribute. If you do - do it! If you don't, sorry, Google thinks you're too big, but be sure to enable the other attributes that might apply while you're in there.

This week's video is a little off-topic but a fun one. We explored free AI logo designing tools, and the results were at times amazing, at times funny, and at other times, just complete trash. If you love pizza, watch until the end!

Free Google maps local ranking audit tool

Google Business Profile Software

ProfilePro tip of the week:

Make sure you've added all the applicable attributes to your Google Business Profile. Instructions on how to do this are above.


Google Reviews Software RoboReply

If you manage reviews on many Google Business Profiles you need to try RoboReply. It helped us save hours a day on Google review management.


Free Google Maps Ranking Audit Tool

Wondering how well your Google Business Profile ranks on Google Maps for different keywords? We built a free local ranking audit tool you can use to quickly find out!


Feeling like the big G is kicking your butt? Maybe it's time we team up. Our tool belt includes...

  • Google Business Profile management services

  • Listings/citation management software

  • Reviews management software

  • Reputation management software

  • Google Business Profile SEO AI tool

  • Bulk Google review responding AI

  • Agency partner program


Check out our guide on every possible ranking strategy for Google Business Profiles!

How To Rank First on Google Maps Guide

Google Updates You Should Know About

Google updates their algos regularly, and we check and then digest them for you. Here are the latest ones local marketers should know about:

  1. October 2023 - Core Algo Update

  2. August 2023 - Core Algo Update

  3. March 2023 - Core Algo Update

  4. December 2022 - Spam Link Update

You can find details on all algo updates here.


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