Activity from them is tracked inside Google My Business (they get lumped into Insights even though it's from Ads). If you want to track calls separately, you can. See this screenshot to show how.
When you start doing that, they will not show up in Google Ads as conversions but if you use call...
Both answers can be correct. Google is increasing the number of suspensions but there is also a possibility that the PPC agency is not familiar with guidelines for Google My Business. It's impossible to say without knowing the specifics which none of us here do.
Thanks Sarah. I sent it to Google. In the meantime, I'd suggest I'd you get in contact with Google My Business directly on social media for the reinstatement since the form might not be working. You can tweet to them at @googlemybiz or message them on Facebook at Google My Business. Usually...
Yep, definitely. I have a section about this in my training that advises people not to make multiple edits to a listing's core information. Doing so can trigger a suspension. Space them out over several weeks.
I was bringing this up to Google yesterday because I keep hearing this. They need Case IDs to help isolate the issue. Can you give me yours? It's usually a long number in the subject of the email.
I have been testing this and will be publishing my findings but I would advise against it because unicode does not show on all device types. Someone actually tweeted to me because they saw the unicode and couldn't read it. Here is how it shows up on a Chromebook:
I wouldn't pay any attention to the views graph whatsoever. Are your actions graphs also showing the same trend? Views are basically like impressions and any time your listing shows up anywhere (such as a map pin on Google Maps), it triggers a "view". Searches and actions are the only 2...
In my opinion, location schema only has any value if you add a price range field with the review markup. Neither of those can show on the homepage so I would add schema for each city to the location pages (with review markup) and not have anything on the homepage.