Did you know that more than one-third of all mobile searches are related to location? Interestingly, local search on mobile devices is growing faster than mobile search. In response to this, on May 1st, Google announced it will be releasing a new API, new agency dashboard and new agency partner program for Google My Business (GMB).
In 2010, Google announced that page speed was a factor in determining both organic rankings on desktops, and AdWords quality score. Fast forward to 2018, Google has announced that page speed will become a major ranking factor for mobile searches results. This update will go live in July 2018 which provides you with time to prepare your website.
Google has released a new feature tied to Google My Business (GMB) locations that allows users to ask questions and provide answers about a location directly within mobile search results and Google Maps. The feature does not currently appear to be accessible on desktop devices. It is available on all mobile devices from Google.com web search, and Android devices from the Google Maps app.