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Should I be more specific when naming my business in Google My Business profile?

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 ...
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Can you create a Google My Business listing for a farmers market which has a temporary address at a school?

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 ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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How to add a second location to a business in Google My Business

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 ...
Daniel Watts's user avatar
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How can I remove a Google Business listing that has a similar brand name to mine?

"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 ...
Bronwyn V's user avatar
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. "Google My Business"

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 ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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How do I control which 'Google My Business' images show in the Google search results?

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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Which physical address to use?

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 ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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How to add a second location to a business in Google My Business

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 ...
Mike Ciffone's user avatar
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Google Business profile: Provides service at one location and mobile service to several zip-codes

Google provides an option to include a service area for hybrid businesses. Hybrid business: A business that serves customers at their business address, but also directly visits or delivers to ...
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Getting link to GMB review for someone else s business

If you search for the business in Google and it appears on the right, there's a link to share the listing. You need to click on the 3 dots (1) and click Share (2). If you open the copied URL in a new ...
Pete's user avatar
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Can I select to show phone number or not in Google My Business?

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 ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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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?

Guaranteed Google knows the difference Google won't tell you anyway
Rob's user avatar
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Does Google pull ratings from Google My Business and show rating in SERPs or only with Schema.org?

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 ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. "Google My Business"

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 ...
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Does a Google+ page help SEO of our company website?

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 ...
Grant Miller's user avatar
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Does a Google+ page help SEO of our company website?

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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Google my business and using only London as an address

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 ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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Is there a way to see "local SERP" traffic in Google Analytics?

You can use UTM parameters in the URLs you enter into your GMB listing. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033863 https://ga-dev-tools.web.app/campaign-url-builder/ The values you enter will ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Using Google Analytics for Google business website

Last I checked the free Google Business Sites are not compatible with Google Analytics tracking
Bronwyn V's user avatar
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Two listings on Google Maps/Business with a single website

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/...
Roman Mikhol's user avatar
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Why is Google My Business info not being displayed in SERPs?

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 ...
Keral Patel's user avatar
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Can I get user images and reviews from google maps?

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-...
Steve's user avatar
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

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 ...
Rob T's user avatar
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Added a second office to the page with address schema for both and original business listing ranks worse

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 ...
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Would Google My Business allow these two businesses to share the same address?

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 ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

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 ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Merge 2 different Google my Business accounts with 2 different locations for same company

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, ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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What is needed to get a business on Google Maps?

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 ...
Liji K J's user avatar
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What is needed to get a business on Google Maps?

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 ...
Salvija's user avatar
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