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  1. Tim Colling

    Have you seen the little blue icon?

    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...
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    LocalU Advanced - Atlanta, GA March 25, 2019

    Happy to be of service! :giggle:
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    NEW [New Feature] Black “Ad” Label Appears in 3-Pack on Desktop

    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.
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    LocalU Advanced - Atlanta, GA March 25, 2019

    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...
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    Should you *delete* your GMB listing if you're a "national" business?

    Testing is good. Often hard to do, but definitely good.
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    Should you *delete* your GMB listing if you're a "national" business?

    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...
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    Should you *delete* your GMB listing if you're a "national" business?

    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...
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    Social Media Icons in GMB Profile - the recipe

    I don't know anything new on this, but perhaps one the Google Product Experts here can shed more light on this. @JoyHawkins ? @BenFisher ?
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    Google Search Console: False positive "mobility issues" frequent

    It's a little bit like the old fairy tale about "little boy who cried wolf", isn't it?
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    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...
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    Call Tracking vendors - Which to you use for GMB?

    Thank you everyone for your opinions. (y)
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    Spacing out GMB photo uploads

    Thanks for your opinions, everyone. (y)
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    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...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    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.
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