Is It Good Practice To Use Bit.ly Links Within Content Once It Hits The Second Tier?

By April

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 206, one participant asked if it's good practice to use Bit.ly links within content once it hits the second tier.

The exact question was:

Would it be a good practice to use bit links on the links within content once it hits the second tier. So that all links pointed at tier 1 obfuscated and parasite DA & trust from say Bitly, or owly…or does that not make sense??

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Is There A Way To Determine What Keywords Found In the GMB Insights Tab Generated The Click/Call/Request For Directions?

By April

In episode 206 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there is a way to determine what keywords found in the GMB Insights tab generated the click/call/request for directions.

The exact question was:

2. GMB question: Is there any way to determine what keywords found in the Insight tab attributed the to click/call/request for directions?

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Should You Update All Citations If You Rebrand A GMB In The 3-Pack For Lease To A Client?

By April

In episode 206 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one needs to update all citations when rebranding a GMB in the 3-pack for lease to a client.

The exact question was:

Hey, guys! I just finished the Local Lease Pro course. Fantastic course! It truly is a Business-in-a-Box! There is one thing I'm a little fuzzy on though. If I am leasing a GMB in the 3-Pack to a client with a call center answering service, and I agree to rebrand it to match their branding, what happens to the literally hundreds of citations that will no longer reflect the change in branding? Do they have to be updated as well? If so, what's the best way to manage that, outsourcing? Are there tools or services that will help locate all the citations out there so they can be updated? Thanks much!

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Is It A Good Idea To Set Up A GMB For A Business Targeting Global Customers?

By April

In episode 206 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if it's a good idea to set up a GMB for a business targeting global customers.

The exact question was:

Is it a good idea to set up a GMB for a non-local business. Like for example, I license my music to musicians, singers , song writers , hip hop artists , podcasts , YouTubers all over the world. If I created a GMB profile would it benefit my site since GMB is great a giving relevancy singals to Google?

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Where Can I Get Simple, Valid Q/A Code For SEO Ultimate Plus Plugin?

By April

In episode 206 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked where one could get simple, valid Q/A code for the SEO Ultimate Plus plugin.

The exact question was:

Hi guys! I have some structured data questions (for non- AMP pages). I am using SEO Ultimate Plus plugin and using the plugin’s article markup as well as its Code Inserter module.

1) When adding Question & Answer markup, the pages validate in Google Testing Tool with one warning: “”Missing a QAPage markup item on page to which this item should be associated””. This happens with 3 variations of code including one from SEMRush. Any idea on what that could be? Any advice on where I could get simple, valid Q/A code?

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Is Lead Gen ‘Unethical’ Because It Doesn’t ‘Guarantee Results’?

By April

In episode 206 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how the team would respond to someone arguing that lead gen is unethical because it doesn't guarantee results.

The exact question was:

Hey guys, after a long absence I'm finally getting close to being back in the MM once again (thanks to video lead-gen). Until then though, I need some advice from the SM crew. It looks long but it's just one question. I moved to a new city a few months back, and I've been going to lots of meetups/events/etc. Well, I met this guy who also owns a digital marketing agency (but non-SEO related), and I told him about the SM way: build assets, generate leads, and use those assets to profit.

Apparently this is rocket science, because I got blasted! He couldn't believe that lead-gen was an ethical thing, since the business' results weren't guaranteed. Well, how is it our fault if a lawyer can't convert leads? Our job ends at the lead! But apparently, this put the blame on the client, which is a “”bad thing,”” and hurts the relationship. Also, he said by charging per lead (or even by posts for GMB), I'm not “”results-based”” because the client wouldn't be guaranteed results. He couldn't believe I could even think of charging a lawyer $1000 a month for a few calls. He would faint if he met Marco.

To be honest, it was just a discussion, but I didn't like being talked down to for what I know is ethical. How would you guys react to that?

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Do You Use Proxies With Ghost Browser or BrowSEO When Working With GMB Accounts?

By April

In episode 206 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if the team uses proxies with Ghost Browser or BrowSEO when working with GMB accounts.

The exact question was:

Do you use proxies with Ghost Browser or BrowSEO when doing stuff with GMB accounts? Going through Local Lease Pro and wanting to make sure I set it up correctly. Not sure if it would even be possible to get proxies that localized, but if not, would you still do it all from your home or office IP?

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How Do You Create Multiple Social Network Accounts Quickly And Simultaneously?

By April

In episode 206 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to create multiple social networks quickly and simultaneously.

The exact question was:

Hello Awesome People!
I am looking for a way to create multiple social networks accounts in one time, as fast as possible.
Do you know about a software or a way to do that?
One time enter all the details that required (e-mail, name, and more…)
And it will create profiles like Tumblr, Linkedin, twitter…
Thanks a lot!!
Jerry.

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What Is The Best Way To Index Press Releases?

By April

In Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 205, one viewer asked about the best way to index press releases.

The exact question was:

Hi. I purchased a monthly subscription of Press release service after your webinar 3 weeks ago. First 2 PRs went out last week. For each I received a list of 100+ pickups. However, when searching in Google for the title or a sentence in quotes, only the PR service’s PR and digitaljournal show in Google.

What is the best way to get all the others indexed? Or just simply wait for Google to notice and index them over time?

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