Recent content by Ellen

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    Ranking in GMB and Local Pack - Not Traditional Organic Results

    Update: Monday we saw this website return to page 1, currently position 3 or 4 at present for [products] near me search. We made a change to the home page title tag earlier that morning 1/13/20 and, of course, that same day Google announces start of rolling out January 2020 update. Go figure...
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    Ranking in GMB and Local Pack - Not Traditional Organic Results

    Literally don't rank at all. Went as far back as page 15 in BrightLocal Local Search Results checker and still didn't find them.
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    Ranking in GMB and Local Pack - Not Traditional Organic Results

    Issue: When location set to city where business is located, client's Google My Business listing returns in the search results and it also ranks in the Local Map Pack for "[product] near me". Client is the only carrier of this [product] in this city, but client's website does not rank in the...
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    Google Search Console error?

    Looks like it could just be a typo in the URL of "promlems" instead of "problems". Try that and see if you get a different response.
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    Social Media Icons in GMB Profile - the recipe

    @Tim Colling have you discovered anything new on this topic? I have some businesses that are just stuck with a lone Twitter icon.
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    Anyone else seeing huge traffic spikes?

    So I understand, in the below search on Google maps for "Los Angeles", each icon (identified by the arrows as examples and others I didn't note) would count as a view in this search, correct?
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    Unexplained spike in GMB Views?

    Thanks! Only minor corresponding map views upticks on those two days.
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    Unexplained spike in GMB Views?

    Are there known rank trackers that will run up the map views? All? Some? Mixed bag? Thanks!
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    Unexplained spike in GMB Views?

    Also seeing huge spike in GMB Insights. Plus corresponding oddity in Photo Views. Adding a related thread:
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    Huge Spike In Views & Searches Around September '19 Algo Update

    We are also seeing increases this month. Just starting to dig into this and would love to know if anyone has heard more about this.
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    GMB Dashboard Data Highly Inflated -- Related to Barry Schwartz Inflated Impressions Article

    Hello all! Looking for some input or to see if anyone knows more about anything Google is taking action on as a result of the spike in search impressions related to Barry's post here Google Is Investigating Spike In Impressions & Queries I work in automotive and we've seen similar spikes in...
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    Verified Listings Showing as Unverified?

    Hi! We've just seen this happen for one of our automotive dealerships -- Initially showed as claimed (which it is) -- then shows as unclaimed -- and now back to normal.
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    Trending GMB Q&A Gone Missing?

    Also saw mine show up finally.
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    Trending GMB Q&A Gone Missing?

    Yes, also seeing this. Here's an example when the question shows in the featured Q&A section of desktop. There is an answer to this specific question but it is listed as (No answers)
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    Edit Q&A Response as Owner

    Hello! Yes, the owner can edit the response posted as the owner. Click into the question and you should be able to click the three vertical dots to edit your response. Not entirely sure about the answer notification for users.