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Google My Business - Unable to remove likes

Recently ive been liking some positive reviews on a local listing, while browsing same reviews few weeks after the likes wont appear as mine. When you like a review a blue thumbs up appear on that ...
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Google displaying business for search terms related to a totally different business

Google is displaying our business for searches related to a totally different business. We display for the terms "next lincoln, next opening times" & emrsh says we get a lot of traffic from these ...
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Targeting audience based on location

My question has to do with the location of my website's audience. I moderate a website for a music school in San Diego. I recently moved from San Diego to Honolulu and now the location of the people ...
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How exact do local citations need to be?

Since different directories will format entered information in different ways, how exact is really exact when it comes to cleaning up local citations? Would these be considered "correct" or "...
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Google My Business Website URL in Multiple Languages

I manage a multi-lingual website for a hostel chain with multiple locations. Each hostel is included in Google My Business with the correct address and opening hours. However, when it comes to adding ...
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Thoughts Multi-location Local SEO For Business With Atypical Structure

I'm trying to help a friend get his small business ranked higher in local results, and it seems like his business' structure is somewhat atypical, which brings up questions about how to proceed. ...
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Local SEO | penalty | city name in url, title, and h1

I manage the seo for a local auto repair shop. There is a single location. This is not a franchise with multiple city locations. In an attempt to improve the local seo rankings I am thinking about ...
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What is the difference between HTML lang tag and HTML hreflang tag?

Let say example.com has two different country version apart from main English version Israel(example.il) New Zealand(example.nz) What SEO practice should I follow. Method 1 - HTML lang example.com ...
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Localise/translate a website via in-site translation in the same URL and SEO issues [duplicate]

I would like some opinions because I can not find the following anywhere in any of my Google searches. So, I own domain, let's say example.com, which focuses on English content and globally. I want ...
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Fake local business added my website as his business website

I've a website ranking serp #1 for lots of important keywords suddenly I found somenone registered his local business at google business but inserted my ranked page as his business website and google ...
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Is being near an ocean a local SEO disadvantage? Is Google clever enough to know I don't sell services to mermaids?

My business is located near the seafront and some people think that's pretty neat as I'm able to spend my lunches on the beach, however today it just came to me that maybe my business is at a serious ...
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What is Schema @id and does inaccessible URLS within it matter?

I am in the process of installing Schema on my friends website. I'm adding ServiceType to his House Clearance page, as well as all his other services that he provides to the local area of Bournemouth ...
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Google My Business not displaying in Google Maps Organics Results

I’m not sure what to make of this, but Google maps is not displaying my business ‘BYBE’ in Google Maps organic search results. The business is located on Knyveton Road in Bournemouth yet is not ...
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If I create a Google+ Business page will my organic rank be effected in non-local areas?

My website has two location landing pages - currently targeting two neighbouring towns that are outside of my actual place of business. Those respective pages rank within the top 3 organic listings of ...
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What are the local SEO implications of having multiple Google Pages for the same business address?

A law firm has a Google My Business page for each of the attorneys. The names of the pages are written as <company name> <attorney name>and they all point to the same exact address on ...
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Registered address different to a businesses operating location

In the UK a company is required by law to state their registered address on their website. It is common here for a company to use their accountant's address as their registered address. This can be ...
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Online Marketing company want me to share my Google Account login details? Is this normal practice?

We are a small business and use "Google Apps for Work" and my google apps account was used to set up the business's "Google My Business" and related Google+ pages We have now engaged an online ...
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Which are the priority online mediums for local businesses? Is Google Adwords appropriate for Local Business marketing?

We received a promotion offer from Google Adwords to tempt us to try the AdWords service (spend at least 25 in the next few months and get 75 credit). But this is a small local business that is only ...
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When is the G+ Business page displayed in search results?

I added a keyword to my business name on G+Business local and the page was displayed along ads when the keyword was being searched for locally. I have now noticed that my G+ page is almost never ...
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Business operates in multiple counties, will adding a listing in the Local Business sites harm our placement in SERPs?

I work at a non-profit where we operate in more than two counties within our state. Our offices are located in two different towns, and that leaves a few counties of operation where we would also ...
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Do NAP citations work the same way for local as links work in normal search?

A lot is written about local ranking factors in Google. One of the prevailing arguments is that local search is heavily influenced by the number and quality of NAP (name, address, phone) citations ...
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How do I target a specific city audience?

I have a .com domain, and I want to target specific countries and cities. Is it possible to target a specific city audience? For example: I want to do SEO for only some selected cities like: New ...
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Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location

This is somewhat an SEO question and somewhat a general web developer question. Our company website is pretty awful, I'm currently redesigning the new one, the problem is they have a directory called ...
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Client's website is not showing up as expected in Google local searches or maps [duplicate]

I'm working for a client who runs a wellness center. He has a website as well as a Google Places account for the business. The Google Places account has a lot of tags associated with it that are ...
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International search: how to show different domains in Google+ Local?

Background A site has multiple ccTLDs: example.com/miami-hotel for people in the US, example.co.uk/miami-hotel for UK users, example.de/miami-hotel for Germany, example.fr/miami-hotel for France, ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph database. ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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Google+ Local and Google+ Page

Ok, I'm a bit confused by all of this, I have 2 main questions. The company I work for has a Google Places account, now Google+ Local as I understand. Where I'm getting confused is, what is the ...
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Google local search rankings is it possible without the use of citations

I have a client that is wanting a website design for his self-run business... Basically he is a self employed plumber so his home address is not visitable by the public, however the problem here is ...
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How do clicks from Google Places show up in Analytics?

We've just implemented Google Places for our business and are getting a few hits through the mini-analytics that places have. But those are just a hybrid impressions, CTR chart. Is there a way to ...
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Why does Webmaster Impression Numbers and Local Search Volume does not match?

I a website which is ranking on top 5 positions for some keywords; however, when I check the impressions from Google webmaster for the same keywords it is very very very less. Hence, I wanted to ...
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Google+ page and Google+ local page for a business cound as duplicate listings?

I've got a Google+ page for a business; this business also has a Google+ local page (Google Places). I was wondering if this was hindering our local SEO efforts by giving us duplicate listings? Does ...
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SEO: make the home page location specific or add a new page for location?

My homepage is coming up on the first page in Google search, main keyword is "balloon decorations". We provide local service in several cities, but homepage does not mention the location, visitor has ...
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How do you feed reviews to Google places page for businesses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide Google reviews information? Check out this google places page as an example: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&sugexp=erf1&pq=virginia+honda+&...
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How can I optimize a business site to rank well in local search for multiple cities?

I live in an area where there are two cities of 60-90k people adjacent to each other. Due to Google's apparent emphasis on physical location of a business when it comes to SERPs for local queries, it ...
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Business not appearing in Google maps at all

I'm having problems with listing my business on Google Places for Business. I wish I can send you a link to my business page but can't find it even if I type on google my business address!. Anyway, ...
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SEO for Google Maps

Can't make sense out of the way Google Maps position their results. Here is my places page, that I'm trying to optimize for the "sprinkler hollywood florida" keywords and appears at the end of 3rd ...
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How to approach same services, multiple locations for SEO purposes?

I have a website for a company with multiple locations across a large state. Each location offers the same services. The corporate site lists all of the services offered in detail, and each location ...
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Google Search Parameter Question

I've been trying to determine different parameters used by Google in their search queries. In particular, the usg parameter is what is giving me troubles. Here is an example value given for it, ...