Sorry @BipperMedia you don’t have to increase ranking to see an increase In GMB actions. You could rank in the same positions for a full year and if the business like any business is impacted by seasonality or weather conditions than yes calls could increase in peaks seasons. Both of the screenshots I provided earlier have had no had. I changed in rankings at all.
No. Not without data to support that claim. That is the whole point.
It´s funny but I was actually about to say that I love this contentious debate as it made me think about new concepts and question things. There is no such thing as a stupid question.@djbaxter @keyserholiday @JoyHawkins @whitespark
I woke up this morning and re-read all of my comments... and it hit me like a brick how incredibly unprofessional I've been.
So I just wanted to apologize for my lack of professionalism, my immaturity, and my otherwise lack of leadership throughout this conversation.
Thank you again for the opportunity to engage with like minded people on this forum...
To claim that a factor influences ranking, first testing needs to be done that was isolated so that you can say with confidence it was that thing that made the difference and second, you need to actually see a sizable/consistent increase in rankings. Neither of these happened with this test.3rd question, if my assumption on the basis of the discussion here is correct, then what do the people -who feel that listing those other towns doesn't help- list in the Service Area section of GMB? Only the town that the business is located in?
If you're literally stating something is a ranking factor I'm not sure how it's logical to ignore rankings.I guess it ultimately comes down to whether you put more trust in a keyword ranking tool and keyword rankings themselves...
1. The so-called "test" that BipperMedia ran was fatally flawed on a number of levels.Can someone please explain this to a layman? The question is whether listing other towns around the business location in the "Service Area" part of GMB will help rank better in those towns, is that correct?
And the test was to remove those towns and then put them back?
3rd question, if my assumption on the basis of the discussion here is correct, then what do the people -who feel that listing those other towns doesn't help- list in the Service Area section of GMB? Only the town that the business is located in?
in addition to @djbaxter this does make sense especially for businesses that have loyal customers. and willing to go extra mile.2. Listing in surrounding towns may help if you actually provide services to those other areas. If not, you'll probably get dinged for spam.