Clarifications On Fake GMBs And Verifications

By April

In episode 238 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked some clarifications on fake GMBs and verifications.

The exact question was:

And could you please help me understand something you mentioned. I thought you said that if you create a “”fake”” new GMB listing the address has to be verified at the time or it won't be published. I thought that Google only looked at stuff like that if you tried to create it and then “”claim”” it? . . . . . . . Thanks again (smile)

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Will A Local Lead Gen Google Site With Syndication Networks, Drive Stacks & MGYB Links Rank Faster Than A Stand Alone Domain?

By April

In episode 238 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if a local lead gen Google site with syndication networks, drive stacks and MGYB links will rank faster than a stand-alone domain.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, . . . . . . your generosity on Hump Days is greatly appreciated as usual . . . You guys are the best (smile) . . . . . . . . . Should I conclude from comments on previous Hump Days that using a “”Google Site”” for a local Lead Gen site, and hammering it with RSY Drive Stacks, Syndication Networks, and Link Building all from the MGYB store, is more likely to get you a page one ranking faster and easier than using a regular new stand-alone domain for the site, or am I wrong?

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What Google Adwords Bidding Strategy Do You Recommend For Local Contractor Businesses?

By April

 

In episode 238 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked what Google Adwords bidding strategy does Semantic Mastery recommend for local contractor businesses.

The exact question was:

Started an Alpha Beta Adwords campaign for a local client, but Im not getting any impressions so far, at all. What bidding strategy do you recommend for local contractor businesses? Do you recommend any Competitor Spying or Bidding tools or apps?

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How Do You Restrict Access To A GSite?

By April

In episode 237 of Semantic Mastery's Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to restrict access to a Gsite.

The exact question was:

Hi guys, first of all thanks for the great value you offer. I've missed the last episodes but for a good reason, my business is growing and, in part, thanks to ideas and answers you provide here. I can tell you that the key is persistence. Execute and refine. It only take a few clients to make it worth. I've just landed a 4-year deal with a multinational corporation that found us via google ads. The thing is we now need to hire and train new employees. I wanted to develop a basic website with some processes (video & written) and exercises before assigning them any project. But I don't want to make the content publicly available. So, is there any platform/application you recommend to restrict the access? I saw google promoting their Gsites for training employees (which has great integration of course), but no chance to password protect it. Any other suggestions? Thanks and sorry for the long intro!

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Does Setting Up A Syndication Network And Google Drive Stacks To Build Location And Topical Authority Help With Ranking The Money Site?

By April

 

In Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 237, one viewer asked if setting up a syndication network and Google drive stacks to build location and topical authority help with ranking the money site.

The exact question was:

2 part question: (1) reference syndication network and Google Stack Drive. Does it make sense to build out a syndication network and Google Stack Drive (Option 1) Geographical location (example: Dallas area) to provide GEO authority links to multiple lead gen sites for the Dallas area. (option 2) General contractor google stack drive with its own syndication network that points to multiple lead gen sites (example: plumber, tree service, concrete, house demolition, etc.). In other words, set these up to provide authority link to money sites? If so, what would we use for an address (just use downtown post office address). Thanks in advance.

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Are There Any Issues With Using The Same Images Every Month For GMB Posts?

By April

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 237, one participant asked if there are any issues with using the same images every month for GMB posts.

The exact question was:

For GMB posts, is there any issue with using the same images every month instead of having to change the images for each post within the bulk post sheet on Drive?

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How Do You RSS To A GSite?

By April

In episode 237 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how to RSS to a GSite.

The exact question was:

Can you rss to a gsite if yes how do you do that?

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How Important Is It To Have A Website With Silos, Proper On-Page SEO On The Overall Ranking Of A GMB Site?

By April

In episode 237 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how important is it to have a website with silos, proper on-page SEO on the overall ranking of a GMB site.

The exact question was:

And what percentage of the overall GMB ranking factors does a website with silos, proper on-page seo, etc play, and how important is the SE rank of the site, if at all? . . . . . . . . Thanks again (smile)

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Do You Still Need To Have GMB Listing And Major Directory Citations To Rank a Local Lead Gen Site In A Low To Medium Competitive Niche?

By April

In episode 237 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if one still needs to have a GMB listing and major directory citations to rank up a local lead gen site in a low to medium competitive niche.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, thank you VERY much as usual for the assistance you provide on Hump Days, most of us customers would be lost without your help (smile) . . . . . . . . 1) If you're trying to rank a local Lead Gen site, or Directory site, in a low to medium competitive niche and a low population area like say 75,000 to 100,000 people, can you get away with not having a GMB listing and major Directory citations or are they still mandatory, and if so, can the GMB listing be “”unclaimed”” and can you use a “”fake”” and “”un-paid for”” address at a local virtual office building? . . . . . . . .

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