Tag: local seo

What Is The Best Link To Share Google Map Listing?

In episode 288 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked what is the best link to share a Google map listing. The exact question was: Hello everyone (smile) What is the best link to share Google Map listing? what’s going on with those redirections on the map share link? (https://g.page/companyname) It has 302 Redirect and Meta-Refresh. If I want t build links for it and share it, How do you suggest to do it? Maybe create a short link for the long regular URL? So it will be 301 Redirect. Thanks a lot!

Would It Be Considered A Valid Local Citation If The Address Is Not Assigned?

  In episode 288 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if a local citation will still be valid if you do not assign or show the address. The exact question was: I would like to know if it is enough for a Citation to count as valid when only using “”Name + Website URL + Phonenumber”” Without the Adress becasue i am not allowed to show the adress.

How Do You Improve The Local Search Visibility Of A Pest Control Business?

“In Hump Day Hangouts episode 287, one participant asked how to improve the local visibility of a pest control business. The exact question was: I have a new client in Pest Control niche. We want to improve his local search visibility. His previous vendor placed 2 JSON-LD schemas, one for Local Business and another following that as Service business. Should I remove the Service business schema and continue with the Local Business?

Does Adding “Points Of Interest” In A Business Area Helps In Establishing My Maps?

In episode 284 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if adding “points of interest” in a business area helps in establishing My Maps. The exact question was: I’m really fuzzy about using Google My Maps. Does it help to create a My Maps with “”points of interest”” in the area, then creating lines to my business location to indicate travel distance and a relationship with that location?

How Do You Make A GMB Page Visible From Page 3 To Page 1?

  In the 282nd episode of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to make a GMB page visible from page 3 to page 1. The exact question was: Hi guys. Can you tell me what exactly I need from you to give my site the push it needs to make it to take it from the top of page 3 to page 1. It’s for a local service and I’m looking to dominate my local market. I was looking at the shield, is that right? Same question for my GMB page, what do you recommend to ... Read more

Should You Change All Citations And Social Profiles First Before Changing A GMB Page Name?

In Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 278, one viewer asked if one should change all citations and social profiles before changing a GMB page name. The exact question was: Hello there! A client really wants/needs to change the name of his GMB, should we change the name in all the citations and social profiles first as to reduce the risk of the GMB getting banned?

Will There Be An NAP Issue If The Client’s YouTube Channel Name Is Different From Its Website?

  In episode 278 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there will be an NAP issue if the client’s YouTube channel name is different from its website. The exact question was: If time allows. I have a client who has a different name on their YouTube channel than website. The main site is an agency and the YouTube is luxury agency The picture is consistent with other social media properties. Is that a problem?

Why Do You SEO For Local And Not Focus On Ads Where You Have More Control Over Keywords?

  In episode 277 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked why SEO for local and not focus on ads where you can have more control over keywords. The exact question was: I don’t understand the use of ranking websites for local. I run Google Ads (with GMB location extension activated in Google Ads) for local plumbing clients. I’ve ranked multiple websites organically nr 1 and GMB’s organically nr 1. I would guess that about 5% of traffic comes from my nr 1 organically ranked websites, about 15% from GMB organic rankings and the rest from the ... Read more

Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 277

Click on the video above to watch Episode 277 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts. Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above. The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.   Announcement Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts, Episode 277, where we talk about maybe some we have a drink. It’s almost five o’clock here. So now, we’ll maybe do that on one coming up. But Welcome, everybody. We’re going to say hi, real quick, we got a couple short announcements, and then we’re going to get into ... Read more

How Does Responding To Reviews Help In Ranking GMB?

In episode 273 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how does responding to reviews help in ranking GMB. The exact question was: Hey guys, how much does responding to reviews in GMB help things? Is it only good because it’s activity in GMB? I have a client who is avoiding responding to negative GMB reviews and I’m prodding him to do so both for activity and reputation purposes. P.S. My situation is slowly improving and I will take my (stable) place back in the MM soon