Looking for a little clarification here... Are these hard or soft suspensions? In other words, does the listing still show on Google and you've just lost you ability to manage it (soft suspension)? Or has it vanished from Google Maps / map pack results entirely (hard suspension)?
Yes, and contrast the above with this!... Google Does Not Use BBB Or Other Trust Building Sites For Ranking
"Google's John Mueller confirmed yesterday in a video hangout that Google does not use the BBB, Better Business Bureaus score or reviews as well as other third-party trust sites in their...
Those are two entirely different queries. The address query returns street view imagery, to help the searcher identify the address from the street. The business query shows the photo the business owner added via GMB.
We had our first SEObeersAsheville meetup last night and one of the attendees told me he's recently gotten suspensions when logging in and making changes via the owner's account. Unfortunately I neglected to ask him if he made multiple edits (I blame the beer for that!).
@Chaddow that brings up an interesting point... How many of you who have seen suspensions, have had them happen when changes were made via (a) an agency dashboard account, (b) your non-agency dashboard account, or (c) the business owner's account?
Caching plugins are a pain and can break things. I suggest finding a web developer who is good at load speed and outsource it to them. I've got a guy I use locally and I've had him optimize any client sites that were slow.
This article got me wondering about workflow: SEO Poll: Many SEOs Still Focusing On Desktop Page Analysis
I suspect many of us sit in front of desktop monitors all day. There are so many tools we rely on that keep us tethered there. I pull out my phone to check mobile search results, and how a...
Thanks, @sarmcl. I suspect it's easier to fix those kind of issues than it is to correct an address error or placement on the map. Those are the ones that it's hard for me to resolve. Have you ran into that?
Thanks @Colan Nielsen. So if it triggers a reverification, it will still show in search results, they just won't be able to edit the listing till completing the verification, right?
I'm curious why you're curious. :) Do you suspect that it might boost or reduce traffic?
I'm going to run this...
It doesn't seem to matter how many people report an error to Apple Maps, it takes many months to get something fixed. I've submitted to all their major map data suppliers too, and corrected pin locations on mapsconnect.apple.com. Does anyone have any suggestions about ways to speed things up...
I know people have ran into issues with clearing their address triggering a reverification when changing to an SAB, but what about the other direction? Will switching from a service area business to showing the address cause a reverification?
Here's the situation:
Client has a walking tour...
There may be some ranking value in the age of the GMB listing. I would work with GMB support to merge them. If there are photos or reviews, the dates on those may give you some indication of age of each listing.
@Phil Rozek and @Margaret Ornsby thanks for the feedback. One thing I've been doing is offering exclusivity during the project contract period, with the option of extending it post-project with an ongoing services contract.
The brewery leads are going to make it interesting though. There are...