Why Do You See Categories in Google Search That Don’t Exist in Google My Business?

By Brian Childers / June 18, 2020

Categories are used to describe your business and to bring you in front of the users looking for the services you or your business offer. For instance, if your primary category in Google My Business is “pizza restaurant,” Google may show your business in local search results to searchers who are searching for “restaurants,” “Italian…

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What Are the Changes Happening in Google My Business Listing Due to COVID-19?

By Brian Childers / April 6, 2020

Shutting off the ability for businesses to receive new reviews and posting responses, Businesses not being able to add description, Google posts being rejected that don’t have violations in them, few instances of businesses being marked temporarily closed that did not request it, Shutting off Q&A Section, Unavailability of GMB Phone Support, and Addition of…

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What Is Not a Good Use Case for Local SEO?

By Brian Childers / April 6, 2020

Creating Google My Business Listings at Ineligible Addresses Like PO Boxes, Virtual Offices, Etc., Sharing a Phone Number Between Multiple Entities, Keyword Stuffing GMB Listing Names Are Some of the Examples of Bad Use Cases in Local SEO. Your Listing Might Experience a Soft or a Hard Suspension From Google If These Criteria Are Not…

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Importance of Citations in 2019

By Brian Childers / July 15, 2019

The first question about citations that pops up in our mind is, are they really important? Indeed, they are! Citation building is a foundational ranking factor. Citations validate that a business is part of a community. It’s hard for someone to fake membership in a chamber of commerce or a city or county business index.…

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What Is Involved in Strategic Planning?

By Brian Childers / July 15, 2019

Every project begins with a detailed onboarding process where we assess your current positioning and competitive levels in your industry. Our research, analysis, and reporting are performed using the SEO industry’s most successful tools. We spare no expense to get you the most accurate data and layout a strategic plan to ensure your online success.…

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Types of Local 3-Packs: Branded vs. Non-Branded

By Brian Childers / July 15, 2019

There are presently various sorts of local 3-packs; however, the ones we see most are branded and non-branded. The branded 3-pack is, for the most part, what you get when you search for things like “Starbucks Seattle.” You’ll get a non-branded 3-pack when you search for generic and non-branded queries like SEO Companies in Miami.…

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