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The most important thing when it comes to Local SEO and NAP information is consistency. Think of your business name, address, phone number like a sticker: ACME Company 123 Candy Lane, STE 5 Tinsel Town, North Pole [zip code] (800)001-1225 Search engines see "ACME Company" associated with that exact address and that exact phone number. They'll then ...


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It seems that adding additional locations to an existing GMB listing has been deprecated in favour of individual Business listings with their own location. I am currently trying to do this myself and the only way I can find is to add a new business under the Businesses' section with the location name forming part of the new business name, otherwise, it'll ...


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GMB makes it pretty clear, that you must use a valid address... since real businesses have registered addresses. You need to register the address with local authorities if it does not have a registered physical address. If you are location does not have anywhere for the post to be delivered too, i.e a field then you simply pay for a redirecting and ...


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"I don't want it listed" isn't a valid reason for it's removal. Considering it's showing for a result for a branded search, Google is likely going to include it in the results, as a person may have made a typing a error when typing in their search query. As you have said, it is not a competitor, so you aren't likely to lose any business to them with ...


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For the best SEO, the typical small business owner will likely want to use Google My Business and forget about the structured data. Google only really pays attention to business/organization structured data for larger brands for the most part, so the work done integrating structured data will not have a real tangible SEO benefit. That said, there is no ...


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Unfortunately, Google won't always obey instructions on which photos to use, and where in the knowledge graph to feature them, as you just found out. But you can better the chances by following certain guidelines. Your profile photo won't show up anywhere in the Knowledge Graph. It'll be featured in the upper right corner of your account. Your logo is ...


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Two things come to mind: It's rather common that when updating the business name or moving address it will prompt for the business to be verified once more through their postcard service. Ensure that your business has not selected to be verified again since any changes will not be published until that process is complete, Google will continue to display the ...


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Create a Business Group You can easily manage all of your business listings this way. Create a group called "Example Company" and add as many locations as you like. You can also bulk upload to make it easier. Just download all of the businesses you want like so: When you're adding multiple locations here are some guidelines to follow: Only ...


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Google requires all businesses to have a telephone number for customers, without one it is not possible to have your site listed, even cash machines, video rental kiosks and express mail dropboxes require a number. Eligible businesses In order to qualify for a Google My Business listing, a business must make in-person contact with customers during ...


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Guaranteed Google knows the difference Google won't tell you anyway


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If people rate you on your Google My Business page, the reviews definitely show up in the SERPs. See this example of a restaurant with its Google local business ratings on the right-hand panel when the business is searched: Now if you mean that you want star ratings directly on the search entry for your own website itself, that's not something that you can ...


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It is best to use both if possible. Google My Business will definitely be easier to maintain and setup for smaller teams. However, having additional data that is submitted to the Knowledge Graph through schema will send another signal of information about your business. For all my SEO projects, I highly recommend using the organization schema and the "...


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Google+ Google+ pages only offer rel="nofollow" links to external web pages, which means that, generally, these links will have no impact on page ranking. You can read about how popular search engines handle this attribute here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow#Interpretation_by_the_individual_search_engines It appears that the main SEO benefit one ...


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A Google+ Page can help you with SEO, but the impact is going to be minimal, if any at all. The Google My Business page is a must for local search. However, they are two different things, as much as Google still tries to pretend they're not. Gone are the days of Google+ being a must have. Back when it was supposed to be Google's little "Facebook killer," ...


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SOURCE Local SEO without a local Address visible You can hide the address on Google and it can still rank but you are still subject to Google's local ranking algorithm, which a major factor is trust and this is linked to having your business address mentioned on various 3rd party websites such as Yelp, Yell, BT, HotFrog etc. Hiding the ...


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Yes - you can, and should, use this schema regardless of whether you have a Google My Business listing. (Although if you have a brick and mortar location, you should create a GMB listing too.) Use this schema on your website's page for the business. If your whole website is dedicated to this location, you can put this on the home page. If you have different ...


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Last I checked the free Google Business Sites are not compatible with Google Analytics tracking


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NAP It is the primary identifier of your business on the Internet. Name Address Phone you can use a phone number instead of a website name to verify your business https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038177/#address


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What's wrong is that you are not only the one trying to rank for that term in your locality and thus other businesses are appearing in the results. Now Google can't show them all in the first place so it will show some and the rest are shown on the maps page. (Which you say you are able to see your business there) What this means is that you can't expect to ...


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That information isn't available directly via a widget or similar. However you are able to access it via the API. You can find instructions and examples at https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/review-data


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To start, what page or area of the site are you adding this new set of data? I would imagine that adding a second set of NAP info on the page the original location was on could have made it less clear which location that page was meant for. Ideally, you want to have a page for each location, and the related structured data on each page. Finally, as you ...


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It's unlikely your structured data has any direct bearing on ranking, with or without your changes. Google's John Mueller has said there is "no generic ranking boost for SD usage", but it can "make it easier to show" a page when it's relevant. Moreover, the code in your question has some issues. First, I think each address should be a separate instance of ...


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Speaking from experience. We had two listings for the same Business, by different names(one with an extra word) on Google My Business(GMB). The same address. The same contact details. The same website. e.g: XYZ IT Services. Address... Contact... Website... And XYZ IT Consultancy and Services. Address... Contact... Website... (It was due to ...


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Google has a category called "Janitorial Service." Maybe they added it since you asked this question, but I would use that. I don't think that "Cleaners" means "Dry Cleaners" because there is a separate category for "Dry Cleaner". Still "Janitorial Service" sounds like it would be more appropriate and more descriptive than just "Cleaners" You might want ...


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Google My Business only supports merging of duplicate accounts and not locations, therefore you will need to go ahead and delete one. Then you simply attach another location to the main GMB account, it'll send a postcode out where you will need to verify the address again.


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Google sends a post card for verification which will be available in the provided address within 2-7 working days. But if you are marking a part of existing building, Google asks Local guides to check the facts. It'll show the locations to local guides and if they mark it as existing location it'll appear asap in Google maps.


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You need to mention your business services, opening closing time, business address...after applying for the google business listing, google will send you the verification code and after that your business listing will be activated and you can see your business on google left side of google search bar.


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Not directly. And it is expensive. There are a bunch of tools, like getStat or serpmetrics, which crawl SERPs and offer their results in an API form. You can do it by yourself too. I was doing it using some cloud instances with VMs, fast IP rotation (and big amount of good proxies), Firefox and iMacros. If you need only few (thousands) keywords, you don't ...


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You can answer customer questions using the Google Maps App for Android: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/News-Updates/Answer-customer-questions-on-Google-Maps-for-Android/m-p/1191452#


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I have insights available for a Post I was running for a Google Partners Event. Shows impressions and engagement yawn


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