Have you a link to where it says that in the TOS?
I know it says
"Don’t create more than one page for each location of your business"
But I don't see why that would apply if it's 2 completely separate businesses though.
Thanks, I've posted on there - https://support.google.com/business/thread/25866971?hl=en
Boy has that place changed and got confusing
Is there anyway of finding my old productsearch profile and linking it with the new profile I have there now?
A couple of 360 photos have been added to my GMB page which have nothing to do with the listing.
They've been there since June 2018, I've probably reported them at least 20 times since then, but still nothing gets done.
Has anyone ever managed to get incorrect photos removed?
It effects rankings too
I had a demo listing set up in a particular category, changed the category years ago.
When I search for the *old category location* it still comes up in the 3 pack showing the old category, but when clicking on it the correct category shows.
Looking in to it more, it's not just .it domains, lots of .de and other domains too.
The common connection though is they all appear to be on sub domains.
Warning for anyone who's inquisitive about them, don't go clicking on any.
I got malicious site warnings when looking at a couple, one...
It's not really where they appear that bothers me, more that they are obviously scraping content from my sites (and many others).
I'm constantly seeing them in Google Alerts that I have set up to point now the alerts are just a waste of time.
I haven't used productdorums for a while, went and made a post in the community today (boy is that confusing now) and found my profile is completely different.
What happened to old productforum profiles and old posts?
Is there a way to get that profile back or link old content with the new...
Anyone else noticing the spam and scam .it domains and sub domains flooding the Google results pages?
(note, not just .it domains, but lots of them)
To see a typical example search for Wheelchair Ramps, go down to page 10+ and you start seeing them
Here is an example screenshot when I looked...
I would say there is a difference between 15 pages for local towns with unique content and 1,300 pages with very similar content.
I think they are referring to when the content is very similar but just the town/city name changes on every page.
Wordpress has made it so anyone can build a nice looking site but because people don't know what they are doing, they just add more and more plugins, which use more and more resources, which slows the sites down.
Quite often you will get asked about why sites are slow, login to their Wordpress...
If the directory includes a link back to the business you added it is to your advantage if that listing has a few links pointing to it, so that is seen as better than all the similar listings within the directory
Rather than just linking back to the directory homepage, link direct to the page...
If you want something a bit more basic that makes Google think you are searching from a specific town, county, area, etc. have a look at this Trick Google in to thinking you are searching from any location
Just enter the location you want Google to think you are searching from.
In Chrome, Opera and FF I get warning about some content being blocked as it's not secure (the little i next to the padlock in FF)
The links work OK in Chrome, Opera, FF and Edge nut in IE go to http://business.google.com:443/posts/7580762076245307861
not the external links but the ones saying...
Any idea why Google are using it as a base href?
If you view the source of my page you will see it has base href="http://business.google.com:443/ which would explain why the relative links aren't working/
More on this.
The site is now redirecting to the https version so maybe it was a timing issue.
Problem now is it still appears to be pulling content from http as it's giving the *only secure content is displayed* warning :-(
Really seems to be a strange set-up - TJS Marketing Ltd.
The same day as I made the OP, Friday 23rd
I've had a Google My Business Listing set up for it for a while but only just got around to setting a site up for it, saw the option to register and link it to a domain via Google, so tried it out.
Site went live virtually instantly but only on http...
I've just created a website for a Google My Business Listing and linked it up to a domain registered via Google Domains.
This automatically creates the website on the domain but it is the non secure version http://
The Google help files say
"Use a Google website that provides SSL security for...
As a business owner I wouldn't like it if a directory listed a number that wasn't mine even if it was redirected, I just wouldn't trust that the directory wasn't syphoning of calls.
I've never actually seen my business listed with a wrong number, I have seen ones that make it look like the...
Do we know yet what other parameters Google are using?
Only 3 I've seen so far;
name/ - goes through to listing on map
name/review - goes to reviews
name?share - goes through to listing on map, but doesn't appear to do anything else (yet)
Do we know of any others yet and what they do?