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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    Dang Dan, great catch! You must be right. Because Google is actually indexing the correct number. I wonder if they can see the incorrect number but understand the dynamic number swap? Although, I don't use Google Tag Manager. I do a direct insert into code. So it looks like the DNI snippet...
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    Yes, I definitely agree, you want the data to match. I was just saying that if they're indexing the swapped number, then they aren't matching and that's an issue.
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    I thought I also saw that too which is why I went with CallRail. With JSON you don't have to have the number visible. So when Google crawls your site they're seeing the correct number in JSON but the incorrect number on the site.
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    So according to CallRail, this is working as intended. They are following the rule Google has about showing Google the same content that the user sees. I'm not sure that should really apply to tracking numbers. But, again, as far as they are concerned this is working the correct way. A few...
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    Directory Showing In Brand Search Term Results

    Okay, that's the piece of info I was missing. If that's the only place that number is located then it sounds like your conclusion is correct. Honestly, I'm incredibly surprised. The only solutions I have for you are above. I think they're your best bet.
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    Sudden organic drop after a year of stability

    It sounds like you guys may be fighting those other guys and have the same SEO "score" for lack of a better term. I would get on linkbuilding. If Google is seeing you guys as equal and rotating, pushing yourself higher is the only option and backlink building is the easiest way because it's the...
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    Directory Showing In Brand Search Term Results

    1. Getting reviews and unique content on the other prominent directories as I mentioned before may help push them down. 2. If you're worried about the tracking number staying and redirecting, this concern will only grow over the many months you keep them and the number makes it into more...
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    Dental practice moving to a new location

    I'm not sure if it had a review or not. My gut says no. But I'm not for sure.
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    Directory Showing In Brand Search Term Results

    Have you built any business listings? The more of those you build the better your chance to have some of them push elocal down. You could also put a generic description on elocal and a unique description on a few of the other higher authority directories which may push them above elocal for...
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    Service for Schema Reviews

    Hey Joy, that would be great! Thanks!
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    Service for Schema Reviews

    Wow, much better! Gonna schedule a demo!
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    Solved: Multi-Location Business, Google Maps only shows one location instead of two

    It can be sped up with SEO theoretically, business listings, online reviews, etc.
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    Sudden organic drop after a year of stability

    Are you saying your ranking fluctuation has been organically from #1 to #2 and now to #4? If so, who replaced you? This could be a classic case of a) directories passing you up because it looks like Google is really starting to favor them over local businesses or b) you've got competitors doing...
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    Dental practice moving to a new location

    I use Twitter support. They are the main culprit. Here is an example: Here's the main listing: Google Maps Here's the duplicate they "merged": Google Maps Maybe I'm missing something? Are your merges being redirected to the correct GMB page after being merged?
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    GMB category named "POI Establishment" - what is that?

    Just wanted to update. I think the drop I mentioned earlier in the thread is unrelated to this issue.
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    Service for Schema Reviews

    On the first two, that's awesome. But I don't believe they have the 3rd, unless they've either updated or they have many different review styles I missed. I had a client who used them and I felt like they didn't look any better than Grade.Us really. For example, look how well done this plugin...
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    Changed to SAB and Traffic Dropped Big Time

    What were you using to track rankings? And what were you using to track calls? What city is he specifically located in?
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    So if paused, they will show up in LSA's without GG but in Assistant searches with GG?
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    Dental practice moving to a new location

    I'm talking about how the merges are done. Increasingly GMB reps are wanting to either a) mark the duplicate "permanently closed" (especially if it's an old location) or b) they delete the duplicate and when you access the URL it doesn't redirect, it's just blank. Have you not experienced this...
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    Dental practice moving to a new location

    Right, that's why I was saying theoretically, since it didn't apply to this case but this has been a concern of mine since they've switched the process in GMB support.
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    Service for Schema Reviews

    Looking for a service for schema reviews that I input the review myself. I'd like: Reviews to be html so they can be crawled Reviews to have proper schema markup so I don't have to customize the code Reviews to actually look good on the page Does anyone have an effective solution?
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    Using Heat Maps to find a clients next office location

    Dude, that is crazy. Thanks! You're absolutely crushing this. Hope your client appreciates it. And yeah, I'll take the blame haha.
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    Google Maps Photo Hack

    I wouldn't bother unless the process took less than 3 minutes for the whole project. Back in the day, before I wised up, I would follow every little bunny trail I could to get an edge. Whether it worked or not. Then I realized how much it distracted me from doing the things that actually...
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    Does anyone recognize this Report format?

    Out of curiosity, how did this go? Haha.
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    GMB Audit

    I wouldn't recommend using the web team. It all seems similar but SEO is quite different. I'd look into hiring a pro for a simple quick audit.
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    Using Heat Maps to find a clients next office location

    Wow, nice work! I would still use the data. You can project with it. You won't know the exact number for household income (or other stats) but you will know that one area is higher or lower than the other. It can't have changed that much over time so that there are areas popping up that are...
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    Customer Heat Map

    Interesting. Thanks for the recommendation! It looks pretty expensive at $70 a month for one map. Am I reading that correctly? I was hoping for a pretty neat solution (I can't be the only one interested in something like this) but there may not be one.
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    SAB - change address from virtual office?

    Good advice. My only concern would be "if it's not broke don't fix it". How well is he ranking already?
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    Changed to SAB and Traffic Dropped Big Time

    I haven't ever seen ranking drops due to this. Can you share the listing?
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    Dental practice moving to a new location

    And they keep their authority. @JoyHawkins theoretically, would you be concerned with someone merging losing authority? Since GMB support keeps shutting down a listing instead of marking it "moved" it seems like authority will not pass since there's no 301. And since it's the older listing...
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    Using Heat Maps to find a clients next office location

    Have you looked at average household income? That would be huge. But I have no idea where you would find that honestly.
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    Telemed Listings

    I would skip GMB. It's not going to help a national SEO campaign. Also, if you ever want to take the listing down, say if you get some negative reviews, it will be very difficult to do. GMB is loathe to remove a listing for any reason.
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    Removing an old business from Yellowpages?

    That listing is claimed. The easiest way would be to get access back for the listing. Do a "forgot password" on any and all emails he has and figure out which one it is and log in and see if you have the listing. Alternatively you can email in for support but that takes much longer than this...
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    Google My Business Suspensions Are Causing Reviews to Vanish

    Should be an option for post of the year. Let's get some forum awards going!
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    GMB category named "POI Establishment" - what is that?

    Has anyone removed it and seen any ill effects? I removed it from a chiropractor (note: medical) yesterday and his maps ranking took a big hit today. Could be completely unrelated as I made a lot of changes to his website yesterday (website did not drop) but thought it was interesting enough to...
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    Customer Heat Map

    Does anyone know of a customer heat map generator? It doesn't really need to be a heat map, I just don't know what else to call it. Basically, it's just a graph of all the jobs we've done in a location. It would be nice for the user to be able to zoom in and see street level mappings as well...
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    Sorry, I didn't finish the thought. If you sign up for LSA's and then stop advertising, that's when you appear at the bottom with no Google Guarantee. That's what's been discussed on the forum anyway.
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    How to become a Google Trusted Photographer

    Isn't there a program? Do they not have a support channel?
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    I believe after you do LSA onboarding you appear in the regular search results for LSA's, just at the bottom with no Google guarantee.
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    March Core Quality Update - March 12, 2019

    I believe I have a client that had those issues as well. But I wouldn't be able to isolate the change to that day. Only to that month period.
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    March Core Quality Update - March 12, 2019

    @JoyHawkins did you ever figure out what the local shake up was about?
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    I've got an HVAC client that needs this. It's complicated right now but I'm hoping to be able to pull him in that direction. I'll report back if I do and when I complete the application.
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    Automating Citations for Multi-Location Business

    Excited about the public tool! I don't mind sharing what we do, we just use the URL inspection tool in GSC on an internal site. When will the public tool be live?
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    Automating Citations for Multi-Location Business

    Niche sites as in healthgrades, vitals, etc.?
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    March Core Quality Update - March 12, 2019

    I agree. I don't see them doing this. It would get too sticky. Especially with them not being able to always pinpoint a user's exact location.
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    Great info. Would love to see someone sign up for this to see if it works or not.
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    Are agencies allow to hold Google Analytics account data hostage?

    Daaaang @Rich Owings. Great find! Had no idea.
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    Removing internal links on pages

    That's crazy. I wonder if they're using it to get out of YMYL and ranking poorly but unpenalized is better than being penalized. I can't imagine having no nav bar would allow you to rank well on Google.
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    Automating Citations for Multi-Location Business

    What you're really talking about I think is pretty much building out a Yext type service. I would probably take all those man hours, save that money, and leverage other services instead. Depending on how many locations you have would depend on the route you take. How many locations do you guys...
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    Does adding service areas create a radius?

    I've actually been really curious about these but haven't taken the time to research it. @JoyHawkins probably knows what's up.
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    Does adding service areas create a radius?

    Are you saying you haven't gotten it before but you expect to? The reason I ask is I've never thought about creating an unverified listing and waiting until a few weeks to see if they give the phone option. That would be very interesting.
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    I'll definitely try that tip. Thanks!
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    Does adding service areas create a radius?

    Have you actually ever gotten the option to phone verify a listing with no address?
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    Solved: Multi-Location Business, Google Maps only shows one location instead of two

    Chandler has the authority because of the age, interaction with the listing, and the reviews. I imagine this will be resolved soon on its own. Google normally puts GMB listings on a filter for 1 - 1.5 years. Not that they don't rank, they do, just not as well as they could. Reviews are...
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    Does adding service areas create a radius?

    Wouldn't you still have to specify an address even if eventually you "clear" it?
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    Google Guaranteed and Voice Search and Local ads

    Earlier this month (or last) we had a thread going that (I believe) stated that you can be Google Guaranteed without doing LSA's. You just have to sign up for LSA's, go through the process, then cancel the LSA's and you'll still show up in the Google Guaranteed section but without the "Google...
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    How to rank for Easter (and other seasonal events)

    Website optimization. Just put up a page about your Easter service. If there's not a lot of competition (which there probably isn't) you should be good! Need to have it up about a month ahead of time though for maximum effect. 1-2 weeks before for 90% effect. 1-2 days before for 70% effect...
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    It does help customers know where you'll go to visit. On the visible map :) With the new changes they made, it certainly looks like they want to head in the direction of letting people rank in their service area. I haven't seen any indication of this happening yet. If you have a case study, I'd...
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    Excellent! Thanks! He's saying it will make sure the number is not swapped by CallRail when Google (or any visitor from Google) crawls. So you'll have at least one number matching what Google expects your phone to be based on NAP on the web and GMB NAP. Does that make sense?
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    Best Approach to Claiming Yelp for Enterprise Organizations

    Wow, lol. That's insane. Yext would be way cheaper with your discounted rate. Can you come back with a quote from Yext if you get one?
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    Create a short name & URL for your business

    I have to agree with some people in the comments on the post. This is what they did instead of fighting map spam? I mean, just take keywords in the business name out of the picture. How much dev time does that require?
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    Best Approach to Claiming Yelp for Enterprise Organizations

    For 500-1000 locations that's tough. I have heard and experienced the same thing charkins mentioned which is after a certain amount (10 according to charkins' post) you have to pay. You can claim 1 by 1 with a different email for each one. You can also use the period trick to use one email...
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    It definitely could. I don't know how to exclude swap targets so that the dynamic number insertion ignores the footer. Do you use Callrail?
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    Google isn't going to come out and tell you what is spam and what is not. That's just giving the spammers the ability to navigate around it. So you always need to be careful of running afoul of invisible spam traps. With that being said, I am not saying doing this is 100% spam. It may not be...
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    There is no evidence currently that using service areas changes anything in Google Maps. They may be headed that direction but they're not there yet unless something has changed in the last 1-2 weeks. If anything, something like that could seem spammy to Google. I'm doing my own test as we...
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    I sent in a support request. I'll try to update the thread with the reply.
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    Postcards not arriving

    Definitely report back and let us know!
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    Should I get rid of this high traffic page on my website?

    If the traffic has zero conversions in 3 years, then I tend to agree with you. It's not valuable. I'm also not sure how you could even repurpose that traffic beneficially. There may be a link I'm missing. However, I don't think it's detracting from your ranking (I could be wrong). Someone...
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    New Dynamic BBB Logo

    Yeah, not workable.
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    1 dentist at 1 dental office

    I would start off with just one listing. Practice Name: Doctor Name Splitting reviews between the two can be cumbersome. You basically have to get 2x as many reviews. Plus, two listings may mean they compete with each other. Just more headaches. If the doctor gets other practitioners later on...
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    Editorials on the website with a backlink.
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    Personalization in Map Pack?

    Ask them to send you a screenshot of what they're seeing. Many times clients say one thing but don't know technology well enough to know they're doing another. I have people tell me about a certain set of search results only to find out they're using Bing and they don't know it.
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    Google Reviews Monitoring

    Understood. I haven't had those same issues for the most part. But I don't blame you for moving on at all. If I was facing those issues I probably would have as well. The frustrating thing about both companies, I will say, is that the review sharing on your website is not elegant at all. I've...
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    Google Reviews Monitoring

    Good to know. My experience with support has been different. I wouldn't say their support is superb but it's serviceable. They usually reply to me within 24 hours. I've always thought both services offer the same benefits. Plus my profiles on grade.us are insanely cheap because I have a legacy...
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    Google Bug Removing Pages From Index

    Pretty interesting and intelligent observation imo. Not sure it's true. But it's still creative, nonetheless.
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    Page load speed a ranking factor in mobile search: Benefits

    I wonder if Google will start releasing more information like this about the algorithm as they see more people do what they want them to do haha.
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    Classic Client Problem - Not Keeping Up with Content

    You might need to have a firm, direct conversation with the decision maker here. That's honestly your best bet. But that conversation is nuanced and can be difficult to nail. But still, that's my suggestion.
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    Google Reviews Monitoring

    Grade.Us should get a mention but we don't have any clients with that many locations.
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    Google My Business Post Scheduler

    Do they notify of Q&A? What about business info changing? Like tracking phone number on GMB listing changing?
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    Google Bug Removing Pages From Index

    Now that is slightly concerning. But can't say it's not possible. Where did you hear that?
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    Search Ranking Reports?

    I have to agree. Bright Local's reports need to be much more simplistic for clients. They're in a weird spot where the reports aren't technical enough for internal reporting but not basic enough for external reporting. I've tried to mention this to them several times but I guess my feedback...
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    New Google Search Commands - Before: and After:

    Wow! That is awesome! I think it just replaces their historical search thing they used to be but it seems a little more versatile. I like it!
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I checked my client's cache on Google and Google is crawling the dynamic number swap on there. We have it swap when someone visits from Google. I guess Googlebot is coming from Google because sure enough, the number is switched. You might want to throw...
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    Local Search Events

    +1 for Nashville also!
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    Local Search Events

    Just registered! Wish it was during the ski season though. Would love to double up on that :) Nice, Rich! Thanks!
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    Local Search Events

    SMX East looked interesting. I also will probably attend Local SEO ones but I think the next one from LocalU is next year?
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    Local Search Events

    Man, these conferences are super expensive. Any tips to get cheaper pricing? Early bird?
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    It's hard to know with brand mentions. However, most of the time you have a brand mention because they won't link to you. If that's the case, that's all you can do and a brand mention is better than nothing. See if they'll mention your location in your brand, that way Google can tie them...
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    Possible conflict of building duplicate citations

    You would hope. We would also hope Google would have made more sophisticated local algorithm improvements to the point that keywords in a business name wouldn't skyrocket someone's local ranking. But that hasn't happened. Google is a mixed back when it comes to innovation. Local seems to be...
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    Search Ranking Reports?

    Love it. Considering clients' CRM preference will be all over the place, am I understanding you correctly that you'll take the time to work with each one to dig through phone numbers you recorded as leads and match them with a real dollar value in their CRM? If so, does that take a ton of time?
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    Trouble moving my website up in rank.

    Hey Jim, A few thoughts: 1) I didn't see a link in the realtor.com article. Others have links in there though and they are followed. Reach out to them and ask for a retro link. 2) Your link on bizfluent.com is nofollowed. 3) If you just got the rd.com backlink in February, sometimes it takes...
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    Best Way to Rank for Nearby City

    At this point, those listings aren't hurting you. You can leave them there. But if you ever need to declutter, I wouldn't be afraid to delete them. Glad everything worked out! :)
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    Search Ranking Reports?

    How are you projecting revenue for them Eric? Are you doing an initial conversation about lifetime value of a customer, lead close ratio and calculating from there?
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    Yelp now filters reviews with check-ins

    Great info here. Thanks guys!
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    GMB Map Embed in Footer vs Landing Page

    It won't affect first paint but it still registers with Google pagespeed tool I believe. I've had a lot of web devs comment that a picture is best to use in place of the map.
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    Search Ranking Reports?

    I always post this but I'll vouch for Places Scout. I've used BrightLocal and while we have used them for their high level overview, automated reports, we use Places Scout internally to do deep ranking dives and competitor analysis. It's expensive but worth every penny.
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    Is Yext worth the cost??

    We get this question all the time and no, it's not worth it for a small business or an SEO working for a small business to use Yext. The cost over the long run compounds vs manual building and if you cancel, you lose your listings. Over 5 years you'll have paid Yext ~$2,500. In 5 years you'll...
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    Google Images Ads back?

    Anyone know anything about this?
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    Import data from Google My Business in Bing Places for Business

    There could be a ranking boost on Bing, you never know. But it seems to be for the convenience of managing your listing on Bing.
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    Social Icons are Back on Local Knowledge Panels

    I just skimmed the thread so I may be telling you something you already know but your best bet is sameas in schema markup.
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    Dramatic bounce rate change tied to GTM

    Weird. Did they misapply the GA code in Tag Manager? Or is 85% their bounce rate?
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    The Google Backlash: Ahrefs to start new search engine

    Distrust of Google, privacy concerns, political leanings. It's actually never been more ripe for a competing search engine and it only grows every day. If there were another search engine apples to apples with Google but gave me my privacy back, I'd take it. However, that will be the problem...
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    Huge Change for Service Area Businesses in Google My Business

    Since it doesn't currently affect anything, I wouldn't try that. GMB is fickle. You never know what can get you in trouble. And since it won't help currently, the risk vs reward is extremely low.
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    Best Way to Rank for Nearby City

    Dunedin may not be as competitive but Clearwater is somewhat competitive. Enough to where I wouldn't think onpage optimization would be enough. However, it still needs to be done, as mentioned by brettmandoes. I'm not sure how you can get YouTube back but I imagine it's under the same email as...
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    Possible conflict of building duplicate citations

    There could be an issue if the names are similar and the industries are connected. We had a painter and roofer (granted, probably 5 years ago) that went by "*** Painting" and "*** Roofing" where the *** were the same name. So, for instance, "Quality Painting" and "Quality Roofing". Out of the...
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    Nearby Now

    Interesting. Not sure I see a use case where I would use them though. Is anyone using them? Can anyone enlighten me?
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    Best Way to Rank for Nearby City

    It's a great method, a standard SEO practice in fact, but in Clearwater FL the competition is somewhat high. So someone doing that to one of their pages (an inner page, not the homepage) vs a practice who did that to their homepage, the dentist optimizing the inner page will not outrank the...
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    Acquiring Business - Merging GMB & Reviews

    Yeah, Yan nailed it. That's what you should do.
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    Conversions From DuckDuckGo Are on the Rise

    DDG more than likely has a much higher trust factors with its user base than Google does. That might be driving the conversions. After all, they switched to DDG more than likely over security concerns. So if they're concerned about security enough to switch to a search engine that isn't as...
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    Best Way to Rank for Nearby City

    Unfortunately, if they want to rank in Clearwater, their only way through is organic. And that will be a tough uphill climb. You've got dentists in Clearwater focusing their full efforts on ranking in Clearwater vs this dentist who only is dedicating one page to it. It is possible but the...
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    Nearby Now

    So it just facilitates reviews? And Google no longer has a "check in" option for local businesses, correct? So I guess they just mean their own custom check in?
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    March Core Quality Update - March 12, 2019

    Interesting industry. I guess this falls under the "Your Life" portion of YMYL. I would say it is unrelated period but if you got hit on the YMYL update, it has to be related I would think.
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    Tool to Find Keyword Search Volumes for a Small Town?

    Gotcha, then Eric is right. Ads is probably the only way to tell. A very rough way to do that, if you're comparing towns to one another, is via population. The more people, the more they need a service. However, if you're not comparing locations (ie to see which ones you should tackle vs...
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    Pediatrics & ortho using same office space

    I believe so. Your real concern here would be ranking though, as Google could see them as competing. The wisdom here at the forum that I've read (I've never had this issue) is that both listings need to have a different primary category and no overlapping categories, that way they don't...
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    The Google Backlash: Ahrefs to start new search engine

    The reason Google is Google is because it answers people's questions quicker and better than any other search engine. They are able to do this because of how much money they make, being able to invest in the best people and the best infrastructure. That's why Bing, even though everyone knows it...
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    Tool to Find Keyword Search Volumes for a Small Town?

    I would look at the closest big city and extrapolate from there. This won't give you exact search volume but you don't need to know exact search volume, correct? You just need to know which search term gets more searches than others. This will get you pretty close. Then, once you're ranking...
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    What makes a directory valuable?

    If you have to choose, you're absolutely right. But hopefully you don't have to! If the site is well done, both parties should be interested.
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    Multi Location: Home Page Competing with Location Page

    Hey Caroline, Can you share the website and the keywords you're looking at? And I don't think they're competing with each other. The lack of ranking isn't due to that more than likely. We have clients doing this all of the time.
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