Recent content by Ellen

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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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    GMB Q&A Gone Missing?

    Also saw mine show up finally.
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    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.
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    Search Console - Mobile Avg. Position Change for GMB tagged URL - June 1

    Thanks so much @DanLeibson and @JoyHawkins! Yes, definitely interested in what they say also.
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    Search Console - Mobile Avg. Position Change for GMB tagged URL - June 1

    Looking for some insights into mobile average position free-fall for GMB-tagged URL in GSC on or around June 1. I'm seeing this in multiple accounts and mainly for brand name. This feels more like a change in how things are reported in GSC, but feels like a really late rollout from the canonical...
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    Sanity Check - GMB Posts Appearance Google Maps

    Someone confirm this with me please? And if this is accurate, anyone know the date when GMB posts stopped appearing on mobile Google Maps website? Or did they never appear here and because I'm a heavy Google Maps app user on mobile I never noticed? Example Search Query Used: Midas Kauai...
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    Tutorial for Learning Google My Business API?

    I learn best by following along with a tutorial. Although I'm able to read through the Google Developers GMB API guide, it would be really helpful if someone had a walk-through. Anyone come across any online courses/excellent tutorials they'd care to share?:)
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    Organization Has GMB Listing but Serves No Customers

    Thanks all for the help! We do have control of the verified listing. We will proceed as advised. Really appreciate it! :D
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    Organization Has GMB Listing but Serves No Customers

    What's the best course of action to correct/remove a Google My Business listing that was created for a corporate office? No customers are served at this location, and the brand search that returns this Google My Business listing shows it above the organization's Knowledge Panel. The...
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    Massive Drops in Search Console for Sites Using UTM Codes in GMB

    Any updates on this topic? Still seeing UTM-tagged GMB URLs not fully canonical to home page URL in GSC as outlined in official announcement.
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    Page Hated Within 100-Mile Radius Of City, Loved Outside It

    Hi Joy, May you please expand on the above sentence? In other words, proximity to searcher is limited to within a 100 mile radius, but once you move outside of the 100 mile radius, no more proximity as ranking factor, correct? <script type="text/javascript" id="ticketRater"...
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    New GMB Dashboard Stats - Are These Legit?

    Anyone else seeing a drastic drop in photo views in the customer actions section? Not seeing a corresponding drop in visits, calls or directions. I'm curious to know what was the cause of the steep drop in photo views without recovery. Drop occurs post Oct. 20th. Saw two other accounts in which...
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    Separate Addresses for Car Dealership and its Service Department

    Thanks, cdawg2610. And there won't be a separate service website in this case either.
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