And, for a taste of what ThriveHive is up to, check out our newly-released integration of our Google My Business Grader with the conversational inbox — Joy Hawkins has a great review of that integration on the Local Search Forum.
Mike Blumenthal and I further discuss the immersive search experiences Google is rolling out in an increasing number of verticals in our latest StreetFight conversation.
I’ll be talking in more depth about this exact topic at the upcoming LSA Localogy event in Seattle on 11/9. Hope to see you there! (Save 50% with discount code TIDINGS)
Jon Henshaw (of RavenTools fame) is launching a new project called Coywolf. His first post on RSS is typically excellent, and dovetails with one of, IMO, the most valuable features of Tidings 🙂
Google now lets you follow local businesses in Google Maps…which probably won’t have a huge wave of consumer adoption, but it DOES signify an extended commitment to Posts as a unit of marketing with staying power.
An awfully interesting proposal from John Battelle. I’m skeptical this would work in any meaningful way because consumer habits are so hard to break. But it would foster an incredible wave of startup innovation, so who knows…?