How Difficult It Is To Rank A Local Business Site Without GMB Listing?

By April

In episode 243 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how difficult it is to rank a local business site without GMB listing.

The exact question was:

If you wanted to rank a new site organically for a local business niche and a specific location but don't care anything about ranking a related GMB listing, and don't want to go to the trouble of even setting one up, how much more difficult is it, if at all, to rank the site without a related GMB listing? . . . . . Thanks again

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Is There A Risk Of Claiming An Unclaimed GMB Profile Amidst Google’s Rampant Suspension On Legitimate GMB Listings?

By April

In episode 243 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if there is a risk of claiming an unclaimed GMB profile amidst Google's rampant suspension on legitimate GMB listings.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, . . . thanks again for your Hump Day help, as usual it is MUCH appreciated (smile) . . . . . . You mentioned recently that Google has been suspending legitimate GMB listings for making profile edits, in their effort to kill “”spam”” listings. Is there a risk of suspension if you “”claim”” an unclaimed profile and then completely fill out and optimize the listing profile properly for the biz owner during the verification process and right after it's been verified?

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Is It Mandatory To Create A Subdomain When Setting Up @id?

By April

In episode 243 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if it is mandatory to create a subdomain when setting up @id.

The exact question was:

For @id, is it mandatory to create a subdomain or will the Amazon object URL be enough? Is there any advantage of setting it up to use a cname subdomain? What link should we use as the canonical URL in our @id? the main money site? the google.business.site? or the maps url?

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How Do You Set Up A Call Center System For A Family-Owned Tree Trimming Business?

By April

In episode 243 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to set up a call center system for a family-owned tree trimming business.

The exact question was:

“My next door neighbor runs a tree trimming business. He and his wife had it set up where she would receive the calls and then dispatch them to the crew, mostly made up of his family members. She now refused to answer business calls leaving him, his kids, and family losing money and professional relationships.

They have a GMB, as I suggested it, and use Facebook as their website.

From what I remember, you also operate in the tree trimming business, among others, in northern Virginia. I recall a bit about how you set up the businesses to do call automation. If you have a moment, could you give me a brief overview and some contacts to help me, help them set up such a system?”

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What Sofware Search Tool Do You Recommend To Identify Unstructured Local Citations In The U.S.?

By April

 

In the 243rd episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked what software search tool does the team recommends when it comes to identifying unstructured local citations in the U.S.

The exact question was:

2. Looking for software search tool designed to find or identify U.S. “”Unstructured Local Citations“” of businesses? Thank you for a prompt reply. ~ Alan #UnstructuredLocalCitations #HyperLocalPressRelease

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What Posting Strategies Do You Use When It Comes To Press Release?

By April

In episode 243 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the posting strategies used by the Semantic Mastery team when it comes to press releases.

The exact question was:

Also loved the pr episode the other day – do you have any sort of staggering strategy you use for pr's because a lot of websites have very few links to begin with – does it make sense to ifttt, google site, web 2.0's/socials, directories – then in the 2nd month start on press releases otherwise thats a lot of links in the first month hitting the site – i know they are powerful and trusted im just wondering am i thinking to much about this or am i right to want to postpone it until the foundation links are done.

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Clarifications On The URL Used In Press Release & Video Embeds For Boosting GMB Listing

By April

 

In Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 242, one viewer asked about the URL used in press release and video embeds for boosting GMB listing.

The exact question was:

Hi again Guys, you asked me to clarify a question I asked earlier (smile) . . . . if you have the time today, here is what I was trying to ask (smile) . . . . if I upload a video to a GMB listing and use that same video with a MGYB “”Embed”” job, is the backlink url that is posed on the each page of wherever the video is embeded, the same url used for Press Releases or is it different? . . . . Hope that clarification makes more sense, if not just ignore it (lol) . . . . Thanks again

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30-Day Click Funnel Challenge Update

By April

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 242, one participant asked about some clarifications on the update of 30-Day Click Funnel challenge on Facebook pages.

The exact question was:

Hernan, Is the ad info information still available on facebook pages? I'm working on the 30 day clickfunnel challenge and can cant find ad info on certain business pages.

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How To Use Schema And Rel=Canonical To Boost Ties Between A Reciprocal Link And The Money Site?

By April

In episode 242 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how to use schema and rel=canonical to boost ties between a reciprocal link and the money site.

The exact question was:

Related to Anumaan's question and reciprocal links the blog subdomain should link heavily to the $ site, right? Also is there anything else we can do schema wise on subdomain or rel=canonical to tie it super tight to the main $ domain?

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