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17 03, 2024

Google Business Profile Suspended? Here’s How To Get Reinstated

2024-03-17T07:00:15+11:00March 17th, 2024|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Sherry Bonelli - For most small businesses, Google Business Profile (GBP) is their marketing lifeblood. Because it’s free, many local businesses rely solely on their Google Business Profile to generate traffic and calls, as well as to bring customers to their business. Marketers know it’s risky to put all your marketing eggs in one basket. But for a local business that has [...]

16 09, 2022

Verify Your Google Business Profile With Video Verification

2022-09-17T03:27:06+10:00September 16th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Sherry Bonelli - Verification is an important step in properly setting up a Google Business Profile (GBP). Before your GBP will become visible to the public and you can do all the fun things with your profile – like creating posts, responding to reviews, updating your profile, and more – you must first verify it. Screenshot from Google [...]

27 05, 2022

5 Top Google Business Profile FAQs From The Official Help Forum

2022-05-27T23:45:01+10:00May 27th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Sherry Bonelli - Google Business Profile has gone through quite a few changes over the past several months. A name change, new features, the push to manage business profiles in different ways, and more. Business owners and marketing agencies try to keep up with all the changes – but it can be challenging. Plus, because of its nature, [...]

5 02, 2022

The Complete Guide To Google Business Profile Reviews

2022-02-05T01:45:22+11:00February 5th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Sherry Bonelli If you’re like most people, you prefer to work with businesses you trust. That’s why we often turn to our family and friends to ask for referrals when looking for a particular business, product, or service. And if we can’t find a referral from a person we trust, we frequently turn to online reviews as the [...]

5 11, 2021

A Complete Guide for Local SEO

2021-11-05T04:20:44+11:00November 5th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google announced today that the name of its local listing platform, Google My Business (GMB), is changing to Google Business Profile.“Moving forward, we recommend small businesses manage their profiles directly on Search or Maps. To keep things simple, ‘Google My Business’ is being renamed ‘Google Business Profile,'” wrote Matt Madrigal, VP/GM Merchant Shopping, in the official announcement.“And in 2022, we’ll [...]

28 09, 2021

Local Competitors Violating GMB Guidelines? Here’s What You Can Do

2021-09-28T23:45:42+10:00September 28th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

It happens all the time — a company’s GMB listing gets pummeled in the local rankings because the top-ranking competitors aren’t playing the rules.They could be keyword stuffing their business name, or displaying a residential address in their business profile.Maybe they’re using an address that doesn’t even qualify for a GMB listing, such as a P.O. Box or UPS Box [...]

29 07, 2021

5 Top Local Business Concerns, Solved

2021-07-29T22:45:03+10:00July 29th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google My Business (GMB) is one of the best ways for a local business to rank higher on Google.Whether it’s through the local 3-pack, the local finder, or Google Maps, having your business on GMB helps you get found by interested shoppers, consumers, and clients.But it’s not always easy. Every day, we see dozens of questions from local business owners [...]

17 05, 2021

How to Fix Common Service Area Business Issues in Google My Business

2021-05-18T02:17:09+10:00May 17th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

When it comes to Google My Business’s rules and guidelines there is a lot of room for improvement.Yes, they have rules written down, but those guidelines are vague in many areas and contradictory in spots.That makes things confusing for even the smartest marketer or business owner. Trying to understand some of GMBs guidelines is almost like trying to solve a [...]

20 01, 2021

Why Was My Google My Business Listing Suspended?

2021-01-20T01:45:59+11:00January 20th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Many local businesses rely on their Google My Business (GMB) listing as a major online marketing tool.In fact, for a large group of small businesses, a GMB profile is their only form of internet marketing.Foolish?Yes.Risky?Yes.But for small local businesses that operate on a tiny marketing budget (or even no budget at all), a free GMB profile is often the only [...]

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