Entries Tagged as 'Google My Business'

Seriously, Track Your Google My Business Pages

September 15th, 2015 · 34 Comments

Add your GMB Landing Page URL

With all the recent shakeups in SERPs/local SEO it’s becoming increasingly important to have visibility into the performance of all your search channels, including local search. I’m a big believer in tracking clicks from a Google My Business page to a website and I’m constantly surprised that this is not something that all local SEO’s [...]

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How To Scale Google My Business Support for Enterprises

July 6th, 2015 · Comments Off

Ghandi SEO - Linkbuilding via Passive Resistance

Managing multiple GMB accounts is a tricky beast. I shared a few tips on SearchEngineLand for how we do it. See How To Scale Google My Business Support for Enterprises Like a Boss. TL:DR version: Hire people who know what they’re doing Have an escalation path Use an agile project management tool Create a knowledge [...]

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Google My Business Locations Down To Two Categories?

June 9th, 2015 · 10 Comments

GMB Locations Allowing 2 Categories

This morning we noticed Google My Business Locations starting to toss “error” messages whenever you are saving a location that has more then two categories. Here is a location with no errors when saved (and only two categories): And here is what it looks like when you add a third category:   Tested this across [...]

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Why Is This Closed Listing Not Like Other Closed Listings?

May 18th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Close in knoweldge graph

Because the listing isn’t closed… Okay, so that makes no sense right? Let me start from the beginning. We have a client that has a Ford dealership. When doing searches for Ford + geo, we were seeing the above “permanently closed” business showing up in the Knowledge Graph panel. So we had a team member [...]

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Dude, Where’s My Primary Category?!

February 26th, 2015 · Comments Off

Primary Category is Blank

Google recently rolled out their “primary category” requirement to Google My Business Locations bulk accounts. Instead of associating the first category per location in a bulk account as the “primary category”, the roll out is instead selecting nothing as a primary category for all locations in a bulk account.   This means that if you [...]

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