Recent content by Dan Foland

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    Google suspension cause

    Wait what? Why would Google think that people suggesting edits is a reason to suspend a business listing? If they're worried about bad actors I'm sure they could find better ways.
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    Google Starts Showing Local Results for Some Sex-Related Legal Queries (Again)

    @AndySimpson I stopped looking too. It had been a year since they were displayed. However, we recently signed a new client in the same niche and as I started to explain how this niche is more difficult due to no 3-pack/map listings I discovered this.
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    Google Starts Showing Local Results for Some Sex-Related Legal Queries (Again)

    I was a bit surprised too. Though, I was also surprised when they stopped showing local results for these terms. It's obviously understandable to not allow results for search terms related to sex crimes, but context matters. There's a huge difference between people searching for terms that...
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    Join Smart Guy? Anybody heard of this site?

    I agree with @djbaxter. This person has no idea what they're doing from everything I can see. I would avoid at all costs.
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    Google Starts Showing Local Results for Some Sex-Related Legal Queries (Again)

    This is a follow-up to this thread: Anyone Else Noticing Local Results Vanish for Sex-Related Legal Queries? As an SEO that works with all types of lawyers and law firms all over the US, I've been keeping tabs on sex-crime related search terms in the local pack and Google Maps. Almost a year...
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    Is anyone else noticing Google displaying more consecutive same-site results?

    @Tim# Interesting take. I actually have the opposite take. I think Google is giving the domain more credit rather than page value. This thread was VERY timely. Google just announced an update to their algorithm to prevent this from happening: I also tweeted about this issue to Danny Sullivan...
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    Impact on GMB profile on traffic

    @Justin Mosebach If you don't already I suggest using a tracking number for your clients GMB profiles. It helps capture your impact.
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    Is anyone else noticing Google displaying more consecutive same-site results?

    I started noticing this in late 2018, but it's very possible this has been going on far longer. A little after I started noticing it I started saving screenshots. I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this, or if I just didn't notice it earlier. Here's my article with more examples: Google...
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    June 2019 Core Update - What Are You Seeing?

    I'm not seeing much yet, but it can take up to a week or more for Google to fully roll these out. Unfortunately, my primary tracking tool Ahrefs only updates every 3 days. So, I'm doing it the old fashioned way for now.
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