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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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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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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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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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Could Google penalize randomized, owner-generated content or is it good for SEO?

I understand your concern. Presumably the automated refresh is intended to exploit the "freshness algorithm", so the plugin goes against the spirit and the letter of Google Webmaster ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two websites for one photography business

It is quite common for a single business entity to have multiple websites. In your example having one website focused on the wedding photography and having the other dedicated to other generic ...
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How to make a website with another language but support to English Search Queries (Local Site)?

First off, I want to address the decision over language - as I initially thought that you would want to use both languages on your website... but the more I researched, the more I realized that it is ...
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How to make a website with another language but support to English Search Queries (Local Site)?

@BenoitLussier If you read my answer, English is (to some degree) naturally integrated into the Sinhala Language. Not to mention, Google understands the user's language based on their interface ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

How does this affect SEO? Foobars it. How to notify Google about this? You can't. This will likely create confusion to some users, what do you think? Absolutely! Should the site be redone again ...
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Does google recognize city abbreviations in page titles?

If I were in your shoes, I'd change my shoes and then focus on setting up and optimizing a Google My Business profile. If you've already got that, good, on to the main question... Does google ...
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How to make my web page geo location enabled?

The best way is to use Local Business schema, we’re really talking about types and properties within the schema.org vocabulary that are used to categorize and define information about businesses. ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

There are a few things you can do: Use schema markups in your site Add your name in your site (can be in about section) You must have social media profiles; mention your website there and you can ...
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Getting Google to Index a new landing page instead the Home page

Is the new page ranked at all for "widgets london"? Don't be surprised if it's ranked much lower than the home page was before the change. Even if you did a great job optimizing it, it's ...
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Google's priority on Google My Business Panel vs Structured Data/Knowledge Graph

The Knowledge Graph and Google My Business Profiles are Different Things Knowledge panels are boxes that display information about (named) entities e.g. people, places, organizations, things that ...
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Can I compete with 20 domain authority in a high-paid niche?

You Can Compete, but Don't Look at Domain Authority to Gauge Your Competition Domain Authority is (IMO was) a metric developed by Moz in 1999. The original algorithm was primarily based on PageRank. ...
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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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