If you want to post a thread on the GMB forum, I can ask Google to take a look for you: Community forum - Google My Business Help
Make sure you list a link to the listing but also a link to the exact URL you are trying to add to the website field.
Once you post, paste the link to...
Glad to hear from you! I would update the existing listing to list the home address. *Technically* you're supposed to clear the address inside GMB for a home based business as well but there might be some negative impacts on ranking when you do this (based on this thread)
@resorts that sounds like a really interesting test. I'm not sure I'd be able to convince my clients to have their listings link to Google vs the website. I'm wondering if it could have a negative impact on their organic ranking if they lose possible links (*if* any of them are valuable)...
I talk a bit about how fake listings rank in this video: How Does the Local Algorithm Work? - Whiteboard Friday
It's been that way for years so I am not overly hopeful that it will change any time soon.
You can read more about the Possum filter in point #2 here: Everything you need to know...
Yep - I believe Ian is correct here. I am seeing another practice at the same building ranking when I searched "chiropractor" from their zip code.
I'm also seeing that there are some fake listings outranking him as well.
An incredibly smart individual sent me the following tip but asked to remain anonymous. They recommended using a different URL than you use anywhere else but that still opens the location page information. You'd want to make it a URL that has a canonical tag to the real URL. Also, stay away...
I completely agree! I think adding more time will just increase the likeliness of some other factors being the ones to influence ranking. GMB updates consistently get reflected ranking-wise very fast.
Thanks for all the info/updates Bobby.
So for 2 of those examples, they don't even have review schema on the site so it looks like they're not even trying to get the stars.
Noah Lerner just tweeted about how he's noticed that Yelp category pages don't have review stars.
I checked some screenshots back to August and am not seeing review stars then:
What are you guys seeing? Are there examples you can share where stars were there before but are not now?