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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    I agree - total opposite to what is supposed to have happened in most cases. Businesses that barely exist (no website , no address in some cases) appearing in map packs in place of established businesses with good authority. I got back in to one pack yesterday by suggesting a business be...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    The only consistent thing I am seeing is that the less info in your GMB profile the better. Our business has been replaced in the map pack almost entirely by businesses that are much farther away from the search point (up to 15 miles further in some cases = totally irrelevant to the search) ...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    One thing I didn't mention is that the one "business" that is now dominating our area (guitar lessons) has a GMB listing as "Guitar Lessons + suburb" which isn't the name of the business - he doesn't have a verified address or a link to his website (under the real name). I don't think...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    We're on the way down again after a slight recovery (In music lesson space too). There is only one thing that is clear and that's that the business with the dodgiest GMB profile and the highest Moz spam rating I have ever seen is powering ahead at all time highs and expanding his geographical...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    I originally thought it might have been a hyperlocal thing but (ironically) the local competitor who has come through this totally unscathed is: - miles away and still ranking well within a 10 mile radius (we have only held up within < 1 mile) - has an unverified GMB account with no exact...
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