Industry Corner

Quick tips on how best to optimize your reputation and location search presence.

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I'm asked directly by Google to review businesses I have recently visited. Can I turn this on for my company?

TL;DR Unfortunately, Google does not provide an option to turn this service on or off, regardless of size.
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Why does Google keep calling me?

TL;DR They're not, it's spam.
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Are there negative SEO implications of phone number replacement on a local directory site?

TL;DR Industry expert opinion - no impact.
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Products vs Services for Lawyers

Which Google product should be used to promote business offerings?
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Can I turn off the question & answer section on Google Business?

TL:DR No
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Can I block the public from adding images to my locations?

TL;DR Generally, no.
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My customer's review was deleted by Google, what can I do?

TL;DR Ask the customer to make a small edit to the review.
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Do keywords in your GBP descriptions matter?

TL;DR Industry opinion is "No"
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Does the order of assignment of the Additional Categories matter?

TL;DR No. The primary category carries the most weight. Additional category "order" does not matter.
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Reporting Duplicate Questions in Google My Business

Keep Your Q&A Clean for Maximum Benefit
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Is it possible to Bulk Verify Service Area Businesses (SAB) directly with GMB?

TL:DR No
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Does the location of the review help my business rank better in that area?

TL:DR No, we don't believe so.
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What are the factors for a Google Review to be marked Most Relevant?

Great insights from Local Search Forum
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Is there any benefit in seeking backlinks directly to my GMB page?

TL;DR - No
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