I ran your query and I see the result that you showed in your screenshot.
It sort of looks like the underlying google review was written by the owner of that business. If you are working with a client who is a competitor of that business, you might be able to get it removed by flagging it as a...
I'm still seeing the green Ad identifier here. However, it would not surprise me to seen them adopt a harder-to-identify approach like the subtle, black color, borderless approach. It would make it more appealing to some ad buyers.
Speaking as someone who has attended two prior sessions of LocalU Advanced in Santa Monica, I can tell you that this is a VERY worthwhile event to attend, for at least two reasons:
1) The information presented is very useful and actionable.
2) The opportunity to network with "the big dogs" in...
I feel the same way about my Google reviews. However, if this is hurting our ability to rank organically for relevant terms, in national searches, then it’s a big deal to me.
In the case of @JoyHawkins' company, she has the advantage of being a much more well-known brand. Not so much, for my...
See Results of Removing My Google My Business Listing
In this article, Bill Hartzer states that his company's search rankings improved after he deleted his GMB listing. His business is a national business, not a locally-focused business.
So is my niche-focused SEO agency (A Servant's Heart...
For example, brand-new efforts like focusing budget on Google PPC ad spending instead of SEO tactics(?)
I am increasingly suspicious that what we are experiencing is either:
Google being incredibly clumsy with their ranking algorithms' QA, or else
Google forcing everyone to spend most of...
For now, the main thing that anyone seems to be able to say is that they don't know what is happening with local pack results.
So, we have an environment in which Google is either accidentally, or intentionally, creating FUD.
When you are fearful, you look for ways to protect yourself. So...
Sorry, but I think we're all just flaunching and flailing about here, trying to guess without very much success.
The only certain way to show up on page 1 is to buy Google ads, sometimes at enormous expense.
But that's just a coincidence.