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Questions tagged [google-my-business]

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 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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Google My Business - Tracking Reviews for Bulk Uploads

We are managing a client which has a number of locations. We added these to GMB using the bulk upload option. However, due to this, we are not getting email updates when the client receives a review. ...
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Why is Google Plus not showing my posts from the past 8 months?

Initially, I received feedback from an employee that when they opened the G+ company page on their iPhone browser, the last posts showing were from 8 months ago, even though we are actually posting ...
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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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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 ...