Google Chrome to crack down on battery- and data-sucking display ads

Google’s Chrome browser will start blocking resource-heavy ads around the end of August, the company announced Thursday. Ads that are programmed poorly, aren’t network-optimized or mine cryptocurrency (seriously) can affect users’ devices — hogging network data and draining batteries. “We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share…

What do local SEOs really think of Google My Business support?

It’s already hard to remember a time when a local SEO’s priorities included having to deal with Google My Business’ various support teams across email, phone, live chat, and social media. Earlier this year, though, it was a different story. So, inspired by serious issues with incorrect recommendations, errant listing suspensions and very long wait…