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Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps

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Google Merchant Center: Unable to link business profile

What is the issue? We are using Google Merchant Center and are unable to link out business profile to MCA. We had a merchant center account in the past, that was deleted to start over fresh. Somehow ...
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Getting link to GMB review for someone else s business

I’m trying to educate a local business referral group on creating a habit of writing a Google My Business Review when business is passed between members. I’m expecting a hurdle at the start will be to ...
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Google Business profile: Provides service at one location and mobile service to several zip-codes

My business provides service at a physical location and we can send a crew out to provide service in several zip-codes. My objective is to show up in the Google Search Local Pack as well as on Google ...
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Can't delete default Google My Business website after adding custom domain

I am running a Google my business (GMB) website. When starting my business, I created a website on the default domain name, .business.site. Some time later, I purchased a custom .com domain from ...
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How do you manage clients' Google accounts/services as administrator? [closed]

When you have multiple clients, do you use your own master Google account to set up all your clients in, OR do you set up all the Google services for each client in their own Google account? For ...
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Google My Business verification for vital health service unsuccessful after many attempts [closed]

We are trying to get the locations of Marie Stopes South Africa verified. We attempted post card verification, which failed due to post cards not arriving at the locations. Postcards sent through the ...
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Is there a way to see "local SERP" traffic in Google Analytics?

Is there a way to see "local SERP" traffic in Google Analytics? Eg. data generated from the Google My Business (GMB) profile on the google SERP page. I'm aware that I can see some simple ...
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Show pickup locations on Google Maps and SERP

Having trouble getting a clear answer to this but wondering how do places like Zipcar get their locations on google maps without having a physical location there? Is this all done organically by ...
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Should I be more specific when naming my business in Google My Business profile?

I am creating a Google My Business (GMB) Profile and listing my language immersion school on various listings to build my Local SEO with NAP (Name, Address, and Phone number). At first glance, my name ...
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How can I add a missing website to Google Maps for my business

I added my business on Google, but it shows my website information is missing and I don't know why. Please check here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hit+Infotech+LLP I already added my website many ...
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How to add a second location to a business in Google My Business

Our business is adding a second store. How do we add this to Google My Business? (We already have our first store in GMB). The articles on the web say to go to "My Locations" but this is ...
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Merge or create new GMB for business merger

We have two sister companies that are merging into one new brand. One is the sales/marketing side, the other is the SaaS side. The sites will be merging into a new site so we wanted to do the same ...
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Using Google Analytics for Google business website

I am discovering Google Analytics. I have started a Google MyBusiness website in order to test it. I wonder if I have to include the code snippet gtag.js: But I haven't seen anywhere where I could ...
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Two listings on Google Maps/Business with a single website

A single person runs a business with two very distinct offerings. They would like to present these under the same domain name, but they've already created two different Google business listings. The ...
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

There is any way to use Local Business Schema without Creating a business profile on google my business. How to use Schema and where to place this code on the website. should we do or not? <script ...
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Why is Google My Business info not being displayed in SERPs?

We opened a new business 2 weeks ago in mid-June 2020. We set up a Google My Business account for it. Their first verification postcard never arrived, but a second try succeeded. We got the postcard ...
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Google says "duplicate store codes" when updating the opening hours for hundreds of business locations via CSV

I am trying to edit the hours for our locations (206 locations). The hours will all change to the same for all stores. I downloaded our locations to CSV, made the edits, but when I try to upload ...
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How can I remove a Google Business listing that has a similar brand name to mine?

When I search for my brand name "Branded", I can see a Google business listing on the side including the map and this takes up page space and it's an entirely different company called "Brannded". ...
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Can I get user images and reviews from google maps?

Google maps has reviews, photos and a rating of a local restaurant. The owner would like me to show the latest google rating along with recent user reviews (3 stars and higher) and photos people take. ...
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Has there been a change in the calculation of Google My Business statistics

My client has about 6,000 locations in their Google My Business account and monitors their visibility with the statistics download from the location overview. Within those very statistics, we have ...
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

I have a site which has recently grown and have a second office. They have registered for business listings (so they tell me) but their business listing has dropped. As well as having an individual ...
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Would Google My Business allow these two businesses to share the same address?

I have a question about Google's preferences for businesses that share a location. A roofing company and a construction company are run out of the same building. They're both owned by the same person,...
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Google MyBuisness doesn't allow reviews

I've created a google MyBusiness for a customer of mines, but it doesn't let allow reviews to be added. There is no button to "review". I've tried a few "fix" that I found on the internet such as ...
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Does Google pull ratings from Google My Business and show rating in SERPs or only with Schema.org?

I manage a low volume website, but with good SERP position. So far I have only a few reviews in Google My Business (GMB). My primary question is, does Google use the reviews/stars from GMB in the ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. "Google My Business"

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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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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Could adding engaging business Facebook posts to our Google My Business Listing make it more engaging?

We recently got our Google My Business Listing (GMBL) up and running for our yoga training business. For a number of years we've had an active FB page and we post about 2-3 post per week on our FB ...
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Does GoogleMaps plugin/widget create Google My Business listing?

I do NOT want a Google My Business listing. I know it's good for local SEO but I don't want to manage reviews. If I use the GoogleMaps widget on my WordPress website, will that automatically create a ...
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Merge 2 different Google my Business accounts with 2 different locations for same company

I have for a client 2 different GMB accounts, 2 different locations since it has 2 shops but I want to merge these accounts since they belong to the same brand name. How is that possible?
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What is needed to get a business on Google Maps?

Two days ago I registered a shop on Google Business. It did not yet appear on Google Maps. A 2012 page: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/google-mapmaker/ykYOPA5oGTE says that a reviewer or ...
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How to connect photos to a google my business listing [closed]

Sometimes i browse through google maps properties. I guess all google my business listings (GMB, formerly knows as google places). Then i see photo's: From the owner of the place From people that ...
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Can I get Google maps to show our branch location on the embedded map without zooming in?

I have a listing of bank's branch done. But I can't see that on normal map unless zoomed in to that particular location, whereas other locations can be even seen without zooming in. Can anyone ...
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Has anyone found a way to get Google “Questions and Answers” data via some API or creative coding?

When people use Google Search to find our website (a state government department), they are presented with the "Ask a question" sidebar within their search results page (see diagram below). This "...
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Does a Google+ page help SEO of our company website?

I have a Google plus page created a few years ago. I also have a Google My Business account. Recently I got mail from Google which stated that they are going to close the Google plus page. Will ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Is there a place that defines each Google My Business category? I am working on SEO for a Cleaning Company that provides janitorial services to local businesses/schools/hospitals.. Upon obtaining ...
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Google my business and using only London as an address

Will Google reprimand me for using London as my address instead of a complete correct address? I see a business that seems to do so in an organic search result. Now what happens is when a person ...
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Are Google business listings relevant for website businesses?

I want to help google produce for my site, the right side infobox it shows on some results (with logo, social profiles etc.). I believe this info is taken from various places, but the main one is the ...
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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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Can you create a Google My Business listing for a farmers market which has a temporary address at a school?

I've been trying to find some ideas for this, but my Google searches have been rather fruitless. Even in with "farmers market" in quotes, it keeps on returning general SEO. Can anyone point me in the ...
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How do I control which 'Google My Business' images show in the Google search results?

In Google My Business I want to change the photos that are marked with the red and blue squares in the image below, and specifically which forms in the Google My Business admin relate to the photo ...
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Can Google My Business Questions & Answers be managed from mobile devices?

I am aware the Q&A for GMB is now available on mobile devices. While no one has asked our business a question yet, I cannot see any tab for this within the Google My Business interface in order ...
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Insights for Google Posts

We have recently started using Google Posts. However, I cannot see any details for Google Posts within the insights tab. Does anyone know if there is any insight available?
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How do update the mobile restaurant menu on Google My Business?

I added our restaurant menu to a Google listing. The issue with the listing is that there is a second party that has linked to the mobile menu. That mobile menu has not been updated in Google My ...
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Website appearing and then disappearing automatically after a few days on Google My Business

I am facing a rather weird problem with Google My Business. I am having my music school listed in Google My Business. I provided my website in the listing mentioned. Now the problem is that, my ...
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Google business listing logo issue

Not displaying uploaded logo in google business listing, currently listing picture from blog, blog picture etc.. any idea to resolve this issue ?
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Local SEO: Does Google My Business care about UK Counties (Bournemouth is in Dorset)

If your a business owner or SEO guru then you most likely read somewhere about the importance of having correct citation consistency. It is even recommended that you use either Rd, Road, St. or Street ...
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Which physical address to use?

My business postal code had recently changed from k6h5r5 to K6h7r7. I went and updated Google My Business and all the places where my business is listed. However, I realized that Google keeps the ...
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Discrepancy between Google My Business and Google Analytics Sessions Data

I am seeing my Google my business page website visits as - 4,412 while in google analytics sessions - 8,000 for same month (1 month data). We are using utm parameters to capture GMB listings clicks in ...
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What is more effective, microdata or JSON-LD?

I know that Google prefers JSON-LD over microdata, that is a given. I intend to use both as much as I can. I also know that the Earth rotates around Google and the Sun is just a moon. However, from a ...
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Can I select to show phone number or not in Google My Business?

I am a landlord in the mountains of Pennsylvania along with the other things I do. Part of this means that there is a need to think differently when advertising vacancies. For example, advertising in ...
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