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    Understanding Traffic From Blog Articles. Is it helping Locally?

    I believe Marie Haynes was saying something to the effect that if you're not updating your blogs for a YMYL website on a consistent basis (not adding new blog, updating old ones) that it could be an issue for your site down the road. @Marie Haynes can you chime in on this?
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    Unable to Add Free Listing To YP Due To "Thryv.com" sales.

    Yeah, if they add the listing just know you'll have to go into ad solutions (providing you also claim it while on the phone, as you always should) and change it later. On the dupe, just call back in and ask them to "supress" the dupe. That's their code for removing duplicates. They should have...
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    Understanding Traffic From Blog Articles. Is it helping Locally?

    We've talked about this at length on the forum a few times. The short version is no, it doesn't. Hopefully someone will come and post some links to those discussions. When you report to your clients, I would report with a segment that nails down the region to state level (if it's a big state...
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    Unable to Add Free Listing To YP Due To "Thryv.com" sales.

    I've been able to add 1-2 listing in the last few weeks so I think we're good. I am using the call support method though. I think he's trying that method now. But I am curious to see what reps tell him vs what they tell me haha.
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    Unable to Add Free Listing To YP Due To "Thryv.com" sales.

    Let us know what you find out.
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    Huge News: A New Way to Report Spam on Google My Business

    I could see this being done effectively for agencies that don't want to take the time and know you're the expert at it and you'll have a much better success rate than they will. Just factor into your price the fact that some of them will be reinstated. So if you would charge $90 for listing...
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    Unable to Add Free Listing To YP Due To "Thryv.com" sales.

    They've told me about IE too but it shouldn't cause the issues they say it does. If you find that it does, I'd love to hear about it!
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    Technical: Search Console ignoring "Do not index" directives?

    That may be the problem. Maybe Google is honoring the noindex, only it just now showed up. So they're dropping it from the index. I can tell you from experience that takes a long time sometimes. Months. Yeah, I'm not sure how to do it either. If it's in a subdirectory you can do it. I did it...
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    New Google My Business Home Layout Rollling out - With GSuite Gmail Upsell

    That seems incredibly problematic and counterproductive.
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    New Google My Business Home Layout Rollling out - With GSuite Gmail Upsell

    Now THAT makes a lot of sense. Any idea what the issue is? Not being paid enough, not happy with the culture, promotion?
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    Technical: Search Console ignoring "Do not index" directives?

    1) Google seems to deindex slowly. Did you accidentally allow them to be indexed and you're now waiting for them to drop from the index? 2) Have you tried using a header for no index?
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    New Google My Business Home Layout Rollling out - With GSuite Gmail Upsell

    Honestly, who is responsible for their technical roadmap?
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    Unable to Add Free Listing To YP Due To "Thryv.com" sales.

    YP is fraught with issues. Probably more than any other local business website. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and once they fix the bug that didn't work another comes along. Last week I had the same issue you had, refresh of the business listing add process. It's a new bug. Call...
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    Customer Heat Map

    I actually ended up using Zeemaps and created a map of all of the jobs the customer had done and then used their logo as a pin instead of a map marker. $19 per month. Just used it for one month to generate the maps I needed. Pretty cool.
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    How to track SAB Ranking?

    Well @shripadd I came here to reply for you but Yan and Darren have it covered. So...what they said ;)
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    Rendering Schema Reviews in HTML

    Awesome, thanks! Any other options?
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    Any solo guys/gals that host/maintain websites for clients?

    If you're mainly a Local SEO company I would recommend getting out of the hosting business and find a website company you can trust. Troubleshooting hosting and email issues really take time away from Local SEO tasks that you're likely getting paid way more for. We started out hosting and...
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    Rendering Schema Reviews in HTML

    That's what I'm looking for but for WordPress :)
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    I only skimmed this thread so if I say something that doesn't make sense, forgive me. I would not base my second location on SEO. Google could change proximity ranking influence tomorrow and now you chose your 2nd location for a reason that is null. It's the same thing with branding. People...
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    Rendering Schema Reviews in HTML

    Hey guys, I was curious how you all are rendering your 1st party reviews on your site in HTML with schema markup. I know GatherUp does this but I took a demo and they're not going to work for our purposes currently. So is anyone not using GatherUp to render HTML reviews with schema markup and...
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    What makes a directory valuable?

    Sounds like you're putting in the work. Way to go @Zhivko! Keep us updated on your progress.
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    Best Approach to Claiming Yelp for Enterprise Organizations

    Got it. So if you're using Yext Enterprise you'll probably have to have a Yelp API agreement but if it's just 1 location or a few, you should be good?
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    Best Approach to Claiming Yelp for Enterprise Organizations

    Really? So you're saying as a small business owner that if you don't have a paid relationship with Yelp then Yext can't update your Yelp listing? Or is this just for enterprise?
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    Dynamic Number Swapping (Call Tracking) Being Crawled By Google On Website

    Good call. Correct phone showed up both times. I guess the Cache and what's actually seen/indexed are very different. So interesting.
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    Best Approach to Claiming Yelp for Enterprise Organizations

    I believe they already have a relationship with Yelp for API. If they don't, why are they touting them as a partner?
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