Found Local Service Ads in GMB (SIAP)

Ryanl

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So a few weeks ago I was doing some research and checking status the old fashion way.

Google local service ads popped up in GMB section.

I really don’t like this because some companies are in google local services and are 1-2 hours away. I think the idea people are looking for in GMB results is local. The meaning can be different than most but I know here in my town people mean like 10-15 mile radius around our town.

What are your thoughts?

 

Ampere

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I don’t feel this is in the best interest of searchers.
Very rarely is advertising in the best interest of anyone other than the advertiser and the medium that the advertiser is paying to put their advertisement up 😄

As one of those advertisers myself (Local Service Ads user) I think its definitely in my best interest to have my ad in there, along with my organic result being in the A position of the 3 pack :)
 

djbaxter

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Very rarely is advertising in the best interest of anyone other than the advertiser and the medium that the advertiser is paying to put their advertisement up 😄

As one of those advertisers myself (Local Service Ads user) I think its definitely in my best interest to have my ad in there, along with my organic result being in the A position of the 3 pack :)
And how do you feel about having competitors' ads on your listing?
 

Ampere

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And how do you feel about having competitors' ads on your listing?
I HATE it!!!!!

But I understand it ;)

When someone goes directly to my page on Yelp, they are looking at lots of ads of other electrician on prime areas of the page. When they search for "electrician" in Yelp they are shown 10 electrician advertisements before the organic results. When you watch a television show, 1/3 of your time is spent watching ads. Such is life...
 

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