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    Google Maps buried listing after updating address

    Interesting. Luckily for you, it looks like your competitor hasn't claimed their Google My Business/Google plus page. Are you coming up higher on the map? Is Google confusing the two addresses?
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    Google Maps buried listing after updating address

    Now that you ask, I'm not sure. I think she meant asking directions to the business. I'm not doing that all day, and I don't have friends with that much time on their hands either. Lol. It'd be interesting to do a case study to see if it worked...seems spammy to me, however. If it seems like...
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    Google Maps buried listing after updating address

    I had a similar thing happen with a client. The client was number one on the map listings. Then all of the sudden, Google displayed the wrong address, and the client went down on the map. I fixed the address and the client went further down. When I called Google, the Googler said it was...
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    GMB profiles soon to be no longer accessable on plus.google.com?

    I was helping a client who at long last had access to her reviews on GMB. I helped her get her account back since it had been created by someone who no longer worked for her. (By calling Google many, many times, and emailing etc.) But when I went into GMB to show her how to access the reviews...
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    Yoast Local Search SEO plugin

    I bought the plug-in...not sure what it does. It adds some code which I should look at. What towns are you trying to rank for?
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    Are Hashtags in Google My Business Posts STILL a Good Thing?

    Thanks so much for your reply. I know they're very common in Twitter. What I'm asking is, if people use hashtags in Google My Business posts, as is often done, is there a risk of over-optimizing as I was warned a Pubcon. Has anyone heard of that?
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    Are Hashtags in Google My Business Posts STILL a Good Thing?

    I went to Pubcon last year in Las Vegas. At one session one of the leaders said that overdoing hashtags was problematic in Google plus posts, especially when it came to keywords. The other leaders agreed. What does everyone know or think about this? I mean about hashtags in general, and also...
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    Google referral spam - decreasing?

    I wrote about it in my blog too. When I check my analytics for certain clients, some are still getting referral ghost spam. See here: How I Do SEO - Help for SEO Beginners: Ghost Referral Spam is Gone?
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    Google referral spam - decreasing?

    I first heard about it on the SEO 101 podcast and then looked everywhere. Nothing is being said except by a couple of people, one of which is you. I noticed a drop in referral spam, but some is still there, it seems, in GA. I was so tired of trying to filter it out all the time, I'm glad it...
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    Yoast Local Search SEO plugin

    Has anyone tried the Yoast's Local Search plug-in for Wordpress? https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/local-seo/ Did you notice a change in ranking? How did it work for you?
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    Google referral spam - decreasing?

    Thank you for this. I noticed this myself in Analytics and searched for a Google announcement about it. At first I found nothing, then, luckily, found your confirmation of my hunch. Thanks for the link to the article too. I would think more people would be talking about it. But at least you are!
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