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Google Adds New “Get in Line” CTA to Local Panels

Some restaurant local panels now display “Get in Line” call to action that can be used by users to get on a waiting list. The CTA seems to be available across all devices. Clicking on the CTA opens a waitlist interface where users can select the size of their part, see approximate wait time, and join a Read more about Google Adds New “Get in Line” CTA to Local Panels[…]

Google Local Restaurant Packs Showing “Find a Table” Filter

I came across a filter in restaurants’ local packs that looks new to me. The new filter allows users to only view listings with GMB table reservation enabled. The filter seems to be available across all devices but it’s not always displayed for all queries (for example, I don’t see it on desktop when I Read more about Google Local Restaurant Packs Showing “Find a Table” Filter[…]

Reserve With Google Expands to Class Bookings

Google first launch Reserve With Google in 2016 in the U.S. for the wellness and fitness vertical and has been expanding the program both internationally (for example, RWG’s Canadian rolled out happened in 2018), and into new industries (the 2018 ticket reservation expansion comes to mind). It’s been pretty obvious that Google wants to capture as Read more about Reserve With Google Expands to Class Bookings[…]

Google Tests Hotel Price Insights On Desktop

Google rolled out hotel Price Insights feature to mobile devices last August after about 1 month of testing. Now the feature is finally being tested on Desktop. On desktop the feature is located under the Prices tab and is usually displayed to the right of rates box as 3 collapsed graphs – Market Comparison; Price Evaluation; Read more about Google Tests Hotel Price Insights On Desktop[…]

Google Local Pack Bug: Broken Map in SAB 3-Packs Shown to Logged Out Users

A Google bug causes broken map displayed within local 3-packs with 3 Service Area Businesses on desktop devices for not logged in users.    The bug is only present on desktop, only for 3 packs with 3 service area businesses, and only if the user is logged out. Given the number of conditions that need to Read more about Google Local Pack Bug: Broken Map in SAB 3-Packs Shown to Logged Out Users[…]

Google Tests Your Match Score in Local Search Results (Updated)

Update: The initial version of this post suggested that the feature has been rolled out. As I am no longer able to replicate it on any of my devices, I believe this is still being tested. Google is now testing Your Match Score in local search results: Google first introduced the Your Match feature to Read more about Google Tests Your Match Score in Local Search Results (Updated)[…]

Google Tests Showing Two Table Reservation CTAs in Restaurant Listings

Google tests showing two table reservation CTAs for restaurant listings – “Reserve a Table” and “Tables Tomorrow”: While in this particular case both buttons serve the same purpose, and I would even say “Tables Tomorrow” is redundant since both of them opened a reservation window for tomorrow (perhaps because I tried them in the evening), I Read more about Google Tests Showing Two Table Reservation CTAs in Restaurant Listings[…]

Google Rolls Out Overlays for Hotel Highlight Icons

Google started testing expandable overlays for hotel highlight icons last months and they seem to be rolling out now. Now, when you click on any highlight icon in Google hotel listings an overlay is triggered with more details about amenities and different features and you can swipe to see more highlights, expand more photos and Read more about Google Rolls Out Overlays for Hotel Highlight Icons[…]

Google Rolls Out “Sold Here” to Local Search Results

Google seems to be rolling out a new feature – “Sold Here” to local packs and local finders. This feature appears to be triggered for product specific queries. It looks like it has only been rolled out to mobile search, although, earlier today I saw it on desktop too. Brodie Clark who spotted the feature first Read more about Google Rolls Out “Sold Here” to Local Search Results[…]