Day: August 19, 2020

Google Search Adds More Tools to Ease Business Profiles, Location Updates

Each month, 15 million edits are made to Google Business Profiles, the information a business can use to update their customer information. Last week, Google announced it is making it easier for a business owner to post updated information at one location — and have the information appear on several locations. (For instance, a post on Google Maps will also update information on a Profile Page.)

“Today, we’re making it easier to update a company’s Business Profile directly from Google products you already use,” says Tom Pritchard, product lead, Google My Business. “Now you can create posts, reply to reviews, add photos and update business information right from Google Search and Maps.”

Here is how it works.

  1. To start, make sure you are signed in with the Google account used to verify your business.’
  2. On Google Maps, tap your profile picture on the top right corner of the mobile app and select “Your Business Profile” to access these tools.
  3. On Google Search, you can look up your business by name or search for “my business” to update your profile.
  4. Business owners can continue to use the Google My Business website and mobile app to update business information and connect with customers.

New or Updated Features.

  • The ability to update a business listing not just from Search, but also from
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3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most disruptive innovation of our lifetime. Its adoption has grown 60 percent in the last year, according to an April 2020 report by Narrative Science. The report’s authors say the is having a “significant and imminent impact on everything from company strategy, to operations, to job functions.”

So what are some of AI’s implications in the new normal, one in which American entrepreneurs find themselves saving cash, working from home and wearing masks everywhere they go?

Currently, for entrepreneurs, the most popular AI-powered solutions deal with predictive analytics (24 percent), (21 percent), language processing (14 percent) and and response (14 percent), according to the same Narrative Science report.

However, AI will also be adapted for seismic changes in business practices, health protocols and regulatory rules. In other words, companies will use AI in a way that delivers what consumers readily want. In fact, a 2017 study conducted by M.I.T. found that 84 percent of enterprises expect AI to obtain or maintain a competitive advantage, while 72 percent believe the technology will have a significant impact on product offerings.

With that kind of data in mind, how exactly do entrepreneurs like yourself stand to

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