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  1. PaulSteinbrueck

    Found Local Service Ads in GMB (SIAP)

    How long before Google only shows ads in the results while giving us all the middle finger. :rolleyes:
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    How can I dominate the local pack please?

    How are you getting 25 high DA backlinks every month? An experienced SEO working full time for one client would have a difficult time achieving that.
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    Delivery Icons Appearing in the 3-Pack

    Here's something else possibly related I just noticed - an Ad for DoorDash in the GMB listing on the right side of the search results: I wonder if Google and DealDash have some sort of partnership.
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    Delivery Icons Appearing in the 3-Pack

    I'm still seeing it in Clearwater, Florida
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    Optimizing GMB questions please

    A 400 word article probably won't fit in a GMB post which has a limit of 1500 characters. When we publish a blog post, we put the title and excerpt into a Google Post and add a "Learn More" button people can tap to read the rest of the article on the blog.
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    Best Practices for Getting "Recommended" Yelp Reviews?

    Paving - roads, parking lots, driveways, etc
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    Best Practices for Getting "Recommended" Yelp Reviews?

    I have a client who has 16 reviews on Yelp but only 3 of them Yelp considers "recommended" and are displayed on the company profile and factor into the average rating. That's pretty frustrating for me and the client. 1) Is there anything that can be done to get Yelp to reconsider those 13 "not...
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    Rheem's Paid Link Program

    I'm in - Join the Rheem Team - Calling All Water Heating and HVAC Professionals - Rheem Manufacturing Company ;)
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    Google suspended all my 125 locations :( What to do?

    Yikes is right! I hope you get this resolved quickly. Keep us updated.
  10. PaulSteinbrueck

    BrightLocal - Google My Business Insights Study

    Interesting study. I would be careful though not to assume causation rather than correlation. It makes sense to me that GMB listings that get a lot of actions also happen to be the ones that post a lot of photos. It's not necessary the photos that are causing the actions or that 100 is a magic...
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    How to find a direct link to leave a Google Review for your business

    Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the link. That's what I needed. And I guess it's good to know my client isn't the only one without the Short Name feature.
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    GMB Short Name Option Not Availble. Direct Link?

    I have a client who does not seem to have the option to get a Short Name for their GMB listing. 1) Can anyone shed some light on why the Short Name option is not available for this client? Is this feature still being rolled out? Is there anything I can do to get the Short Name option for them...
  13. PaulSteinbrueck

    Yext Class Action Suit?

    That's really cool! But how is it that Yext is not shown at all?
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    Yext Class Action Suit?

    I thought there was a way around that. Is the info in this article no longer accurate?
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    Conflicts of interest for agency focusing on projects (and not on monthly clients)

    I don't think there is anything unethical about working for two competitors in the same industry and same local area. The breweries in your area probably use a lot of the same vendors for equipment, ingredients, offline marketing, etc. So, it's really a matter of your personal preference and how...
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    State of SEO industry: a vent post

    Sounds like you need to clarify your contract with the marketing agencies. If they are going to ask for extras, you should be able to charge extra. If the contract is vague (e.g. "meetings & reports as requested"), you may need to define exactly what reports and meetings are included in the...
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    Backlink Strategy for Brick and Mortar Gift Shop

    Hey Ted, I would think any artist or supplier whose items you sell in your store would want to have a "Where you can buy our stuff" page on their website, and on that page they could like to you.
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    Impact of expanding GMB service area

    Joy and Darren, thanks for sharing your observations from your extensive professional experience.
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    Impact of expanding GMB service area

    Hi Joy, thanks for the reply. Two follow-up questions... 1) What is your conclusion based on? Do you have a link? It's not that I don't believe you - you know your stuff! - but I would just like to be able to provide evidence to our client. 2) If the service area doesn't impact rankings, what...
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    Impact of expanding GMB service area

    I've got a client that currently serves a fairly large metro area and has set up their service area to include that metro area. The business is located on the east side of the metro area and he has gotten some customers in a couple of smaller, rural towns further east outside the metro area. He...