Google Adds Review Refinement Bubbles to Local Knowledge Panels

Update: This feature has been seen by some users since July, but was added to mobile results fairly recently. Google added review refinement bubbles to Local Knowledge Panels. The bubbles are available on mobile and desktop devices. The bubbles show the most mentioned terms within reviews and allow users to read more reviews about a certain Read more about Google Adds Review Refinement Bubbles to Local Knowledge Panels[…]

Google Testing New Branded Local Pack UI With More Tabs

Google is testing a new branded local pack UI with a lot more tabs:   The tabs users see may vary depending on the category and brand, although Overview, Location, and People Also Search For tabs seem to be available in all branded local packs. Additional tabs may include Products (manufacturer brands), Latest Models (car Read more about Google Testing New Branded Local Pack UI With More Tabs[…]

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[…]