Are Claimed And Verified GMB Listing And Multiple Local Directory Listings Necessary To Rank Just In Local SERPs?

By April

In episode 180 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if it still important to have a claimed and verified GMB listing and multiple local directory listings if you just want to rank in local SERPs but not in the 3-Pack

The exact question was:

Hi Guys,

Thank you VERY much again for the help you provide, your generosity will be rewarded tenfold 🙂

Can you please help with the following 🙂

1) If you're looking to just rank in the Local SERs, but not in the 3-Pack, is it still important to have a claimed and verified GMB listing as well as multiple Local Directory listings, and how many Local Directory listings would be ideal?

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What Should You Do When The Previous Business Shows Up When You Google Your Client’s New Business Address?

By April

In episode 125 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked how you should prevent the old NAP affecting your citations when dealing with a client’s new business address.

The exact question was:

Client just got a new location brick & mortar shop, wants me to build citations but when I google the address the old business that occupied the spot shows up. How do I go about getting this done without the old NAP affecting my citations?

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Multiple GMB Listings for a Store Front with One Physical Location

By April


 

In Semantic Mastery's Hump Day Hangouts episode 66, a viewer asked about creating multiple local listings to different cities within a metro for a storefront with only one physical address.

The exact question was:

I have a client with a store front that people can visit in one city – it's their one and only physical location. We want to get 3-pack listings in other cities in the metro area surrounding this location. We plan on using PO Boxes with street addressing so when we setup the GMB pages for these cities we would choose not to display the street address. We would also use different phone numbers for each GMB page. Does this make sense to do for a client? Are there any downsides to doing this??

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