Me too. Although the implications are scary...I too am curious to hear and see tests in this as well. This has been talked about for several years now. As D Shaw said, he tired or in the last and it didn’t work. I would love to see a final and definitive answer on this. Honestly, I’ve never seen any benefit in doing this in the past and I doubt that there is any validity in it now. I’d love to be proven wrong.
Last I heard from an expert - it does help. I'm currently doing a small (not controlled) experiment of my own on the subject. Hopefully I'll have some results to share soon.I've been told I should be creating back links to my clients GMB listing directly. Does anyone have any experience and thoughts on this practice?
Please do share as it will be helpful to know if these are just isolated flukes because we couldn't weed out all the variables, or if this is legit rank criteria.Last I heard from an expert - it does help. I'm currently doing a small (not controlled) experiment of my own on the subject. Hopefully I'll have some results to share soon.
That's great info, @JoyHawkins !This took a while but I finally published my findings on this so you guys can have a slightly more informed answer to this question: Does Creating Backlinks to Your Google My Business (GMB) Listing Help Ranking? - Sterling Sky Inc