Recent content by Yan Gilbert

  1. Yan Gilbert

    Did the June 2019 update bury quack medical sites?

    I've seen some people pointing out that Mercola had some serious SEO technical issues that caused this ranking loss. However, if that is not the case, I have strong reservations about Google purposefully adjusting the algorithm to bury types of sites. There are many claiming that Google (...
  2. Yan Gilbert

    Duplicate content penalty for using the same GMB posts?

    There are two components here. Same post repeated multiple times on the same listing Same post (posted only once but) repeated across many listings on a multi-location business. On the first, it would not be good user experience to have repetitive posts, don't know if there is an actual...
  3. Yan Gilbert

    Locations With Two Websites

    Different phone numbers or business hours for those services? Might be able to push it to qualify as different departments if some changes are made. Publicly-facing departments that operate as distinct entities should have their own...
  4. Yan Gilbert

    Preferred Domain in Google Search Console deprecated

    One less thing to have to check thank goodness.
  5. Yan Gilbert

    Switching from service area business to address

    I had a listing trigger verification when adding a address, and one that did not. The one that did, needed a complete reverification and I was unable to answer reviews etc during the time period that it took the new PIN postcard to arrive. It showed up in Google during that time (with the claim...
  6. Yan Gilbert

    June 2019 Core Update - What Are You Seeing?

    Hard to know without details.... But maybe it's not (solely) due to the Core Update, but the also the Diversity Update? With many blog posts, there could be overlapping content pages on the site. This could have seen multiple pages of the site ranking under the same query. If Google is now only...
  7. Yan Gilbert

    Anyone notice these factors on Google Local Search since the update?

    I have not noticed anything in particular. What timeframe are you talking about and do have screenshots before & after by any chance?
  8. Yan Gilbert

    Backlinking Citations: Is this a "Thing"?

    I do think it is important. Some businesses I have worked on have a low % of citations indexed. The value of each one might be low, so it is difficult to justify the time to spend trying to get it indexed however. Spamming a cheap link service to the citation might work to get it indexed...
  9. Yan Gilbert

    Google Posts for 3,000 client locations+

    There is another similar thread that might give you more choices as well:
  10. Yan Gilbert

    Is anyone else noticing Google displaying more consecutive same-site results?

    I've been finding that returned results were not getting me to the answers I wanted. It was especially bad in technical searches when half the results were from stackexchange for example, but none of the links provided were close to what I was even searching for. Getting some other domains in...
  11. Yan Gilbert

    The Top 5 Factors for a Review to be marked Most Relevant

    Could #1 & #3 be overlapping/related.. meaning story type reviews might be generally longer in content
  12. Yan Gilbert

    Local Business Schema - Multiple Locations

    I believe you can add the schema into the content body (code side).
  13. Yan Gilbert

    Should I Create a New Email Address For Citation Work?

    Set up a domain based email, and then have it forward (and connect it) to a dedicated Gmail. That way you can access whenever you want and you won't have to login to a dedicated email portal to check things.
  14. Yan Gilbert

    How to rank without a website?!

    I would be interested in checking it out in more detail, but if you have not missed anything, then the only element here that is in play would be the amount of time the listing has been live. The competitor listing has been there for a while I am assuming. [Also, check to see if your citations...