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    Edits to GMB Not Saving

    I'm wondering if this is for certain industries or not. We're seeing this a good amount in the legal space. Edits will immediately revert back, even when the change is obvious. Is this intentional on Google's part? Maybe for spam prone industries?
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    *New* Google My Business Management Service from Whitespark

    This looks great! As Phil mentioned the spam-fighting aspect is worth the price alone. I can't tell you how many times a client has been ranked 4th Google maps thus not being in the 3-pack only to see a spam listing rank ahead of them. Getting the spam listing removed exponentially increased...
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    Our Very Own Joy Hawkins is the New CEO at Local U!

    While browsing Twitter last night I ran across the announcement from Jason Brown that Joy Hawkins is the new CEO at Local U! Congrats Joy! You're making big moves after acquiring the Local Search Forum and now this!
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    What are your thoughts on separate blogs throughout a website?

    @Emily Brady Good idea! This is kind of what I was thinking too. We have many blogs that don't necessarily fit under one of our practice areas or they fit under multiple practice areas. So still having a central place for all blogs while displaying certain categories under each practice area...
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    What are your thoughts on separate blogs throughout a website?

    I hesitated with putting the word silo in my post. While it would be silo-ish I would also link out to other areas of the website when applicable.
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    What are your thoughts on separate blogs throughout a website?

    Thanks for the source, Joy! This is pretty much what I expected, though I would imagine it would lead to greater internal linking (if done right) since it would be treated the same as the other practice area content and not separate.
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    What are your thoughts on separate blogs throughout a website?

    Hey all, I've been pondering testing this out but am curious if anyone has any thoughts. For example, let's say I'm working on a law firm's website who specializes in criminal defense. I've always had a /blog/ section that housed all of our blogs. But, what are your thoughts on having more...
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    Redressal Form Purely Cosmetic?

    The redressal form works OK in my experience. It certainly doesn't work for every listing I report, and it can take more than a month to see results. When filling out the form I try to be as detailed as possible and make a clear case so that the people evaluating the complaint don't have to do...
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    GMB "Pending Review" Issue Resolved?

    Darn, I was hoping this was a widespread fix. At least a few of us are able to have our listings go live. That's small progress...
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    GMB "Pending Review" Issue Resolved?

    Like many other people, I had a few listings that were stuck in "pending review" mode after verifying new business locations (multiple companies). As of today all of them are out of pending review status and have been published. Did anyone else that had their listings stuck in pending review...
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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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