Should I Be More Aggressive With SEO Battleplan Strategies When Ranking An Old GMB Page?

By April

In episode 158 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked whether it is okay to be more aggressive with SEO Battleplan strategies when ranking a more than 5-year-old GMB page.

The exact question was:

Hi guys! Maps ranking question. According to your SEO Battleplan, you admonish to go small on embeds, and power up links to the ifttt ring on a brand new site. Do you recommend that pace can be more aggressive if the site and GMB is 5+ years old, the market is one of the most competitive, your press release strategy is being used and in one of the major 5 cities in the U.S.? Whatyathink?

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How Would You Recommend Switching The Page That Ranks For A Local Term?

By April

In episode 147 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked for advice on switching the page that ranks for a local term.

The exact question was:

How would you recommend trying to change the page that a local term is ranking for? For example, I'm working with a local jeweler who's homepage (branded) is ranking for city + jeweler. He only has one location at the moment but has plans to open other locations in other cities. Since we're building out local landing pages for each location, I'd like the inner page to rank for the local search terms, not the homepage.

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Would Hiding The Address Of A GMB Service Page Affect Its Ranking Momentum?

By April

In episode 147 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked whether hiding the address of a GMB service page would affect its current ranking momentum.

The exact question was:

Hey guys, I'm currently trying to get a site ranked in Maps. It's slowly getting higher. The business is a service, but the GMB currently has an address. Would hiding the address by making it a service ruin the current momentum?

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Does The Share Link To News Published On Google My Business Profile Expire After 7 Days?

By April

In the 146th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked whether the share link to news published in a Google My Business profile expires after 7 days.

The exact question was:

HI Guys,

When you publish a news on your Google My Business profile, it stays visible for 7 days, but I noticed that it's possible to share the link to your social accounts with a goo.gl. modifier.

1- Do you think that this link will be unusable over that 7 days period ?

2- Can we use this links in some kind of press release.

Keep up your excellent work!

Thanks

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Can You Use A Private Home Address For Local Lead Gen in Google My Business?

By April

In episode 128 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, a participant asked if one can use a private home address for a local lead gen site in Google My Business.

The exact question was:

Hi everyone, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of Hangout. I'm quite new to SEO and have a question which might sound very basic, my question is : 1- Can I use a private (Home) address for local lead Gen, and have it verified by google ? 2- can I use the very same address for multiple different businesses in the same area or city? Note: I live In Denmark. Thank you for your help.

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