I found you on Places for the phrase "Boat Rental Service key west". You were down on page 11.i received the google postcard,my address is 951 caroline st. google support thanked us for clarifying and reinstated our listing.it was live for 1 day
I believe that's your new listing. It's not ranking because it's brand new and not fully populated yet.i believe that is a dupe,our listing we manage had over 20 reviews and ranked highly.google has told us we dont need to do anything.the original listing went live again on nov 7 and the next day it was gone
..YAY Jason's listing is back up!
I'm definitely VERY APPRECIATIVE - Linda, your ability to shed light on this problem definitely showed - you are amazing, and without you and a lot of others, there's no doubt in my mind that this wouldn't have been much of an internal priority for them.I'm surprised after all the energy we put into trying to get exposure for his problem here to help try to force a solution and with all the folks that tried to help him in the Google forum, that he didn't let us know his listing issue was resolved. I'm thinking he possibly doesn't know yet??? But I would think with all the back and forth most folks were doing with Google support, they would have let them know the listing was back.
This is how Google set it up when I recreated the listing (as per Google's instructions to do so). Which makes me wonder if the original 'Places' is going somewhere and it'll all merge to G+. There was no place to specify a merge.. I did have an old G+ page up (when I played around with it some time ago) and they used that page in place of our Google local listings page. Interesting?Re #1 I wanted to ask you.... DID YOU set up and merge the Google+ Business page? Because it's a combo/merged page now. Was it like that before or is that how Google set it up for you???
Actually on the short and long tails we're better today than we've been, though we used to outperform the norm by quite a bit on the organic side (everything from 'florist 94104' to 'florist sf', etc). Locally in SF when someone does an organic search just for 'florist,' we're organically off there too. Which is what makes me believe it to be a Penguin/Panda thing.#2 I didn't do any analysis of your site, BUT when I searched San Francisco Florist, you rank #2 organic which is pretty good. AND you rank above the local blended listings which may even get you better click through because you have the big keyword rich paragraph instead of the little stripped down local listing.
..cool. I have actually always done our own SEO, so I may investigate learning from you anyway -- the best here ;-) -- but I asked in the context of figuring out a roadmap for us. Any recommendations would be terrific too.Possibly your site could be improved but: A) I think the main issue is G+L related. B) Yes Panda/Penquin affect local listings too, but you didn't get dinged or you would not be ranking #2 organic. C) Catalyst no longer does optimization for businesses. Only training for SEOs and agencies. But I do still do consulting to help businesses that need troubleshooting or ranking tips. I just no longer do the hands on. But if you need actual hand's on help I could refer you to one of my consultants.
Nope! The last I heard from them was just a short email saying that there'd be a "path" to get something back online within a week, but that never transpired. I later tried to follow up with them.. but nada. No response.SO SUPPORT NEVER EMAILED YOU TO LET YOU KNOW? I wonder when the listing came back???
I've seen a couple SAB's with a hidden address in the places dash and their address displays on MMRERs were always told that SABs will never show up in GMM if the address is hidden. Seems like that horse ran out of the stable...