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
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?
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?
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
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
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
In episode 272 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to best set up dynamic phone numbers for different citations. The exact question was: Business Citations: GMB allows for “”Primary”” and “”Additional”” phone numbers so that we can use a tracking phone number. However, other directories demand that whatever phone number used on the directory citation has to match the website. So, if we are using dynamic phone number swap (CallRail) on the website, the directory citation phone number will never match the website. How are you guys setting up the top 40 to 50 citations ... Read more
Click on the video above to watch Episode 272 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 Adam: Well, I guess we are live! Hey everybody, welcome to Hump Day hangouts Episode 272. I cannot see everyone right now. So I’m going to assume that Bradley’s on my top left and we’ll start with you and see how things are going Bradley, what’s you up to today? Bradley: Busy. Busy. Busy working, ... Read more
In episode 270 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how to display 5-star reviews in the Google search engine results page. The exact question was: Hi gang! How do you get the 5 stars that show up in some Google searches, it seems to be random but I’ve never been able to accomplish this.
In episode 269 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if one should use the GMB service areas for restaurants or if it is only applicable for service area business. The exact question was: Two questions, if you only have time for one, please answer the second one: 1) Should I enter GMB “”service areas”” for restaurants or are service areas only for service area businesses?