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    Business ranks 4th in organic search but 13th in GMB, way behind rubbish competitors.

    Thanks. Searching in incognito mode from the street where my business is located caused my own Adwords ad to appear, (which it doesn't when I search non-incognito) but still no sign of my GMB page. The other practitioners in my street all appear.
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    Business ranks 4th in organic search but 13th in GMB, way behind rubbish competitors.

    So now I've checked it from ten locations all over the city, and from five nearby towns. Organic rank is about the same in all city locations, 3s and 4s, but in nearby towns I don't appear at all, in fact it's mostly generic articles not individual practitioners. Except for "hypnotherapy +...
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    Business ranks 4th in organic search but 13th in GMB, way behind rubbish competitors.

    Have experimented with that extension for a while, spoofing my location from my own business address, from a few doors up the street, from the city centron, and from the centre of the city's built-up area ie equidistant from the most population. (Plymouth is a coastal city therefore the main...
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    Business ranks 4th in organic search but 13th in GMB, way behind rubbish competitors.

    Thanks! Having added that extension and searched as if from my own business address, my site did not appear at all at first. When I homed in the map to just the southern part of the city (its about 250,000 population) I did indeed appear first. Also, I see it defaults to "best match." When I...
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    Business ranks 4th in organic search but 13th in GMB, way behind rubbish competitors.

    In fact in organic rank it's 3rd excluding the National Health Service's own (UK-wide) site. Which I'd be quite happy with, except that the GMB pack comes ahead of the organics so people see it first. And the people ahead of me on GMB include five who don't even have links to their websites...
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    Trending [November 5, 2019 Local Algorithm Update] Unexplained big drops in GMB rankings

    My own rankings have gone from 2nd or 3rd to 10th or 11th between 1st November and 1st December. One competitor who is above me has no website link, only two reviews (one of which is a one-star review giving full details of how rubbish he is) and he's further from the city centre and much more...
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    Correct procedure to merge GMB pages for same business following relocation

    Thanks yes they phoned me after about two weeks, so I think it was the department where yuo book a phone-back that answered in the end. Twitter dept didn't get back to me and chat dept were clueless. They have now marked my old page as moved and say they'll merge reviews from the old page once I...
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    Correct procedure to merge GMB pages for same business following relocation

    And I'm wondering also how long to wait for GMB to reply on Twitter, I replied to their first reply on Wednesday and heard nothing since.
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    Correct procedure to merge GMB pages for same business following relocation

    I'm waiting for GMB Support at Twitter to get back to me but wanted to check here first. In February I relocated my office within the same city. Nothing else changed, same phone, email, website, and same services provided (I'm a therapist). Someone at GMB told me I couldn't change the business...
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