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. If you want to learn how to to respond to fake ... Read more
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?
In the 269th episode of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about some best practices one should follow when it comes to reverifying a GMB. The exact question was: 2. Is there a best practice you use when it comes to reverifying a GMB? I am getting several assets that are being asked for reverification. Are you still offering GMB Verification or has that gotten too difficult to be a good business model for ya?
In episode 269 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if the local lease pro method is still valid from a location-perspective. The exact question was: 1. Is Local Lease Pro method still valid from a location research perspective or are there any changes I should be aware of to outsource the process?
In episode 260 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked what GMB setting the team recommends for a business that has reps in multiple countries. The exact question was: What do you recommend on Google My Business setting up for a business that has reps in other countries: for example one in the US, other in Canada and Indonesia. Do we need to set up a separate GMB account based on the country? So there will be 3 GMB accounts. Or, one GMB is sufficient? This business provides similar services to 3 countries, the differences are ... Read more