What URL Do You Use In The Press Release When Boosting The Rank Of A GMB Listing?

By April

 

In episode 242 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked what URL to use in the press release when boosting the rank of a GMB listing.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, thanks again for your Hump Day help, as usual it is GREATLY appreciated (smile) . . . This may be a dumb question but I'll ask it anyway (lol) . . . . . When using a Press Release for boosting the rank of a GMB listing, is the url that you use as a backlink in the PR the same one that you get by going to the GMB dashboard and clicking on the “”info”” tab and going to “”view on search”” or “”view on maps””, or is it something else?

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What Is The Best Way To Keep Up The Rankings If You Need To Change The Phone Number Of A GMB Listing?

By April

 

In the 237th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the best way to keep up the rankings if you need to change the phone number of a GMB listing.

The exact question was:

Hey guys i need to change the Telefonnumber of my GMB. What is the best way to keep up the GMB rankings: 1. Only delete the old Number and add the new Number in my RYS Stack. OR 2. Adding the new Number and keeping also the old Number in my RYS Stack

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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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Is Leaving An Old Site Online While Having A New Website Helpful In Ranking A GMB Listing In 3-Pack?

By April

In episode 235 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if leaving an old site online while having a new website be more helpful in ranking a GMB listing in 3-pack.

The exact question was:

2) If you create a new website that is more helpful to ranking the business' GMB listing, but leave the old site online, will that have any negative effect for ranking in the 3-Pack?

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How Do You Remove An Address Of A GMB Listing?

By April

In the 231st episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to remove an address of a GMB listing.

The exact question was:

How do I take an address off a GMB? I don't see an option to designate it as a service business. There use to be a checkbox if it was a service business. Where is it now?

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Do Service Areas And NAP Address Set In GMB Cause Negative SEO From Google?

By April

In the 229th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if service areas and NAP address set in GMB causes negative SEO from Google.

The exact question was:

GMB- will having both service areas set and business NAP address set in GMB cause a filter or negative SEO from Google? If service area only, then use one single city point or surrounding city points for maps listing?

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Should You Limit Your Service Area Within The Zip Code Where A GMB Is Secured?

By April

 

In episode 214 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if one should limit the service area of a GMB within the zip code where it is secured.

The exact question was:

LLP method question:

I’m in a large city with a dozen zip codes within that city name. If I secure a GMB in one of those zip codes with a population of over 10k should I limit my service area to target just that zip code where the GMB is secured?

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Would It Hinder a GMB Page’s Ranking If All Images From 2016 Are Removed, Geotagged Then Reuploaded?

By April

In episode 214 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if a GMB page's ranking will be hindered if existing images are removed and then re-uploaded after geotagging.

The exact question was:

I had uploaded several images to a GMB for a customer back in 2016. Will it hinder the ranking to take all images off of GMB page, geotag them and them reupload them? Perhaps I should only do a few at a time?

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