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How to get social profile links to show up in a business listing aka "Knowledge Graph" on the right of the Google search results?

The structured data of the website social profiles are correct. From the tests I made it doesn't have to do with the fact that it's a local business, but with the google search preferences used when ...
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Is it helpful or harmful to create SEO filler pages?

Google has a specific guideline against creating filler pages. They call it "doorway pages". Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a ...
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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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Schema Multiple Areas Served (AreaServed)

I think each value should represent a single area. If you were using the more expressive AdministrativeArea/GeoShape/Place values, you would (by definition) use one type per area (a Place always ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

The main Google bot is visiting your site with a California IP address- there are some 'localized' versions but they do not always crawl your site with the same frequency/debt. Check google support ...
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What are the local SEO implications of having multiple Google Pages for the same business address?

Assuming the attorneys are all "public-facing" with their own customer base, there's no problem with them each having their own listing. However, by including the practice name you are breaching ...
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What is Schema @id and does inaccessible URLS within it matter?

I think this is a (long-standing) bug in Google’s SDTT. Relevant Stack Overflow question: Why does Google Testing Tool use the “id” attribute to generate a URL for the Microdata item? In Microdata, ...
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Labelling website as optimized

I don't think the modern search engines care about "older" phone compatibility. If the site is mobile-friendly in modern terms, the spiders will detect that and search engines that report it, will. ...
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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 ...
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Are name, address, and phone number important SEO signals for a SaaS business website?

Citations of name, address, and phone number are very important for ranking in Google Maps searches. Google measures how "important" a local business is by counting the number of times its name, ...
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How to use Google business without showing address

New Google Business Customers When signing up to Google Business click: I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location This will inform Google that the customer serves the services ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Question 1: What you're asking about is called Geolocation - Google shows different results depending on the geographic region you're searching from/interested in. For example, if you're in the US but ...
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What's the benefit in using Schema.org markup as Google already knows all the information

There is no boost in SERP placement as a result of using mark-up with one round-about exception. I will explain. A page has mark-up and a search query makes a match against that page. Simply because ...
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How to target 100 specific cities that I provide a service to, requiring product installation and not harm SEO?

Google views duplicate pages for each city as low quality "doorway" pages. It gives it as en example directly in their webmaster guidelines: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2721311?hl=...
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Consistency of addresses for Local SEO

If you're talking about variations such as Street vs St. that is a strong differentiation as Hummingbird (August 2013) looks at synonymous relationships in context. Having both increases overall ...
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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 ...
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Can I compete with 20 domain authority in a high-paid niche?

DA is not a strong indicator of competitiveness. It's is not a reflection of actual authority Google assigns. Practice shows, best SEO results are achieved when people pay zero attention to DA, ...
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Is it helpful or harmful to create SEO filler pages?

Nowadays, it sounds like a terrible idea. Please be aware of: Using keywords in URL is old-fashioned and more spammy than helpful for SEO Reuse content which is present in several pages will most ...
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Phone number in meta description bad or good for local rankings NAP

Aloha Simon, I actually follow you. :) Anyhow, there are a lot of he said, she said, Google said in regards to SEO. What I have noticed from experience. Adding an area code has worked small wonders ...
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Schema.org in a directory website

Of course. For marking up entities (like restaurants, people, things, ideas, documents, etc.) with the vocabulary Schema.org, it’s irrelevant if these entities belong to you in any kind of way. I ...
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How to tell Google to rank a child page of similar content higher than parent

First things first: No one knows exactly how Google picks one page over the other when displaying results in the SERPs. One thing is clear, the selection process is somewhat complicated by various ...
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How would the RealEstateAgent Schema.org type be used as a LocalBusiness?

The Schema.org type RealEstateAgent is a sub-type of LocalBusiness, which represents a "particular physical business". So RealEstateAgent represents the business (with a physical location, i.e., an ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

Here's another opinion from a different perspective. Blocking can affect SEO, but you should think about this stuff: How about blocking or filtering visitors automatically based on their IP address? ...
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How to get social profile links to show up in a business listing aka "Knowledge Graph" on the right of the Google search results?

I must be getting blocked in your browser. It works fine for me on both Firefox and Chrome. It may be the Adblock Plus settings or some other security plugin for your browser. Here is a document on ...
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How to get social profile links to show up in a business listing aka "Knowledge Graph" on the right of the Google search results?

Ok so I got to the bottom of it. Aparently this did have to do with the site being set up as a local business. Google did not have support for social icons for the "local knowledge graph" until the ...
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How to target 100 specific cities that I provide a service to, requiring product installation and not harm SEO?

I believe Schema.org is perfect for this. <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "LocalBusiness", "address": { "@type": "PostalAddress", "...
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Does having the name of a country in the site title hurt SEO for other countries?

Having any word, be it of a country or anything in the title, will positively impact the SEO ranking of your website for that term/word. The title is very important for higher SEO ranking and ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between HTML lang attribute and LINK hreflink attribute?

Which method should I use ... What is the difference between <html lang> and <link hreflang>. You can use both. The lang attribute on the html tag informs user-agents the language of the ...
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