Do You Think Adding A Call Tracking Phone Number In GMB Could Trigger Suspension?

By April

In the 252nd episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if adding a call tracking phone number in GMB could trigger a suspension.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, . . . Thanks again for helping us customers on Hump Day , your generosity is GREATLY appreciated (smile) . . . . I know that edits on GMB listings can now cause suspensions, but, in your expert opinion, if you just add a “”call tracking phone number”” to a GMB listing but leave the original phone number as an alternate number ( but no longer the primary number), do you think that will still be considered sufficient of an “”edit”” that could put the listing at risk of suspension? . . . . and, for a client's listing, if doing that is a risk, is having that “”proof of results”” worth the risk? . . . . Also, I think in the past you mentioned that if we do change the “”primary”” phone number in a GMB listing to a “”call tracking phone number”” but leave the original number in the “”alternate number”” position, there will be no negative ranking effects even though all the citations only have the original number, is that correct?

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