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    I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Hey Everyone! I'm a speaker at SMX Advanced this year and we have a roundtable on Local Search where we're doing a Q&A style and I need to prepare some questions in advanced.

    What I want to know is what are your biggest/most important questions in Local Search currently that you want answers to?

    If you're a marketing agency, what questions do your clients ask the most?

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Will there ever be GMB support for agencies, perhaps through the Partners program? Maybe a direct number to advanced GMB staff that are closer in caliber to local search marketers.

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Thanks for asking here Joy. I'll tweet now and try to get some play on this for you.

    When I saw the post title I assumed you were asking for our upcoming LocalU Hangout with Mike.

    Here is the info about that... coming up May 15th.
    Google Local Hangout: Problems, Tips & Tricks with the Google TCs

    You can ask your burning questions in advance and we'll try to answer there as well.

    But sorry, hijacked Joy's thread. Even if you are planning to be at our Hangout, please ask Qs here as well to help give Joy ideas for SMX.

    That's a good one Tony!

    The other related question that was discussed recently in our Local Search Pros Community is regarding support for GMB Locations. Seems like big agencies with big bulk accounts should get a rep that understands all the bulk issues.

    But I don't think Joy has a crystal ball to know the answer to if or when agency or bulk support will become available.
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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Hi Joy!

    This is awesome, thanks for asking!

    My biggest question that I've never found a clear answer to is how to implement call tracking on our clients sites to show our worth as an seo company without it affecting local.

    Have lots of fun at SMX Advanced!!

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    I disagree.

    I think Joy does indeed have a crystal ball.


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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    I've been asked about measuring referral traffic from the local pack, but I don't think there's a solution.

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Ooo, I have another one How many calls does a business need to get in order for the information to be collected/tracked in GMB Insights?

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    How can we regain the knowledge lost when Google stopped giving us the keywords that the local listing gets found for?

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    The most common question we get from new or prospective clients:
    "How long will it take to rank on page one?"

    The most common question from existing clients:
    "If I'm getting all of these "Views from Search" as GMB Insights suggest, why don't I get more phone calls?"

    My biggest question from a consultant's POV:
    How can I determine if a business has been whacked by a Google penalty?
    (Actually I was here researching an answer to this when I saw a posting on the forum from a couple weeks ago. http://www.localsearchforum.com/loca...penalized.html

    I also agree with Joy that someone (Joy nominates Linda) should write a blog post on this topic. Since Joy is the one speaking at SMX I think she would be the logical choice. Forgive me Joy.
    Last edited by Jim Froling; 04-30-2015 at 08:50 AM. Reason: Taking Linda off the hook for writing the blog post

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    Re: I Want to Know your Biggest Local Search Questions

    Rossicone-

    Use DNI (Dynamic Number Insertion). It's just some java script that goes on the site and the phone number changes on the site when the client lands on it. I've been using it well over a year through Call Rail and haven't ever had any number get out in the wild.

    Tyson

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