Google “Black Owned Business” Attribute in Google

Google “Black Owned Business” Attribute in Google

Google recently added a “Black-Owned” business attribute to Google My Business, stirring controversy among some members of the SEO community. I wanted to take the time to be absolutely clear where I fall on the issue.┬áNot many people know this, but my double major in college was Political Science and African American Studies, so this issue is close to my heart. Let’s Start with a Story Imagine inviting some neighbors over to play Monopoly. Three players are white, one is black. This is the 1960’s, so the white players create unfair rules: the black player can only buy property on the first row, gets randomly thrown into jail and collects 1/2 when passing go. We don’t know who would win the game, but we know who would lose: the black...