There was some testing done years ago but nothing recently. So nobody really knows for sure if it would be beneficial. We're doing some testing around this at Sterling Sky and we'll likely report our findings here at some point in the next few months.
I could see this being related to the listing being reinstated shortly before the review was left. I say this because historically there have been bugs related to reinstatements and reviews going missing.
I would ask the review to edit and re-publish the review.
Also, if you want to share...
There is another option that I typically recommend in this situation. Especially if you want your address to be visible on your GMB. I'm not saying Phil's suggestion is wrong, just that there is more than one way to go about this.
What I would do is request the postcard anyway to the correct...
Hey Rich, yes the hours aren't supposed to overlap. If it varies I would put in the "most" accurate hours. Have them match what's on the website at the very least.
I've yet to see Google penalize for getting the hours wrong. The only time I have seen GMB support scrutinize the hours was when...
No doubt and nobody would disagree with that. What we are saying and what we are seeing in our testing is that adding service areas inside Google My Business in and of itself does not increase your rankings in those areas.
There seems to be a bug right now affecting users when they accept an invite to manager a GMB page. The invite seems to be accepted but the listing does not appear in the dashboard.
We're asking Google for confirmation on whether this is a bug or something else.
Is anyone experiencing this?
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Hey Dat, when you say you tweeted GMB, did you send them a DM with a document outlining the suspicious reviews?
GMB won't take action on reviews on the premise that the user doesn't use a real name. Google is fine with that.
But you might have a shot art having Google take action on a sudden...
It really depends what you are trying to accomplish. Bright Local is probably the tool that we use the most at Sterling Sky. Some others I would look into for Local SEO purposes:
Hey @Mindquest got it. So if you already rank in those areas with your homepage for organic and in the 3-pack that's great! The location pages would be less valuable in this case but again I would still build them for the sake of overall relevance and with the goal that one day those location...
Hey @Tyson LinkNow it looks like it might be a bug I just haven't seen this particular scenario before. If you're comfortable posting a thread on the Google my business forum and sending me a link to the post I can escalate it to Google for you.
I'd also try hitting publish again in 24 hours to...