GBP (GMB Listing) Suspended: Here’s What You Should Do to Reinstate

GBP (GMB Listing) Suspended: Here’s What You Should Do to Reinstate

GBP (GMB Listing) Suspended: Here’s What You Should Do to Reinstate

Did your Google listing get suspended? Depending on the reason for suspension you may be unsure how to proceed. We’re here to help you work through the GMB suspension process so you know what to do when your listing is suspended! 

We will start by determining the cause of the listing suspension and the types of suspensions you may encounter. Then, we will work through the steps to take to reinstate your listing. 

What is a GBP Suspension?

A listing suspension is when Google flags your listing for violating one or multiple of their terms of service (TOS). When the listing is suspended, it is removed from the local search results so searchers cannot find the business. 

In order to better detect spam, fake listings, and fraud, Google’s local algorithm has become more sensitive to TOS violations. This means your GMB listings are under higher scrutiny, especially across industries like locksmiths, garage doors, and home services, , which has always been more affected. Even if you do not intentionally violate Google’s guidelines (or violate them at all), your listing can still be suspended. 

Keep in mind, Google does not alert you when a suspension hits, so you must monitor your listings proactively. You will know you have been hit by a suspension when your GBP listing is no longer visible on Google Search and Google Maps. You will also not be able to make changes to the listing once it is suspended. 

Why Listing Suspensions Matter

Google’s map pack, which features local listings, is shown at the top in 93% of local searches. Additionally, 64% of searchers use Google My Business to find contact details and reviews about a local business according to Bright Local’s study. 

Getting hit with a suspension could lead to a significant loss of lead flow, especially for smaller businesses on tighter budgets that rely more heavily on their listings for calls and lead generation. We have seen many businesses struggle with leads after their listing is suspended. 

Types of Listing Suspensions

There are three types of suspensions you’ll mostly come across. Each of these scenarios can cause different issues. 

  • Soft suspensions
  • Hard suspensions
  • Account suspensions

Soft Suspensions

With soft suspensions, your GMB listing still appears on Search and in Maps, but will show as “Unverified” and you will no longer have control or can manage it. Moreover, the listing becomes prone to others suggesting edits or claiming your profile. This puts your listing at risk. Your competitors can suggest incorrect edits or even claim your listing to get ownership over it. 

A soft suspension can usually be resolved in a few steps and we recommend addressing this as soon as possible. Reasons for a soft suspension include:

  • Business name changes
  • Business address changes
  • Phone number changes
  • Map pin changes
  • Primary category changes

Hard Suspensions

A hard suspension is when your Google My Business listing is no longer visible on Search and Maps, generally due to a TOS violation. This type of suspension is more serious and more difficult to address.

Receiving a hard suspension will results in a significant drop or total loss of leads, website clicks, storefront visits, and potentially having your accumulated reviews removed forever. This will significantly impact your local business. If not addressed, it can severely impact the business’s ability to make money and pay bills. 

In order to get this type of suspension removed, you must follow Google’s protocol for addressing the issues. The process will take much longer to get back on track, so get started early. It can sometimes be challenging to get a response from Google. In some instances it has taken months of consistent follow up. But, under no circumstances should you create a new duplicate listing during this time. It will only prolong the overall process. 

Account Suspensions

This type of suspension occurs when a Google account with ownership rights to the GBP listing gets suspended. This creates a domino effect where all or several listings owned by  that account are suspended. If Google reinstates the owner’s accounts, then their listings get reinstated too (most of the time). 

In cases where the manager account gets suspended, they’ll only suspend the manager account on the listing. The listings themselves will be unaffected. If the manager account gets reinstated, they’ll immediately regain managerial rights on the listings where they were previously suspended.

For this reason, you have to be careful with your Google accounts. You do not want to be flagged for suspicious or spammy activities by violating Google’s Terms of Service, especially  if you are the owner of any GMB listings.

When you get hit by a listing suspension, and you get reinstated, the owner and managers of the listing will also get reinstated. However, with listing suspensions, you can still make edits to your GMB listing and appeal for reinstatements, while with account suspensions, that is no longer the case. 

reasons why Google My Business listings get suspended?

Google wants searchers to get the best, most accurate search results possible. So, they depend on trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate business information on local listings.

There are many reasons GBP listings get suspended, and it can be difficult to determine why the listing is suspended since Google doesn’t give you a reason. Generally, listings are suspended for engaging in spammy tactics, providing misinformation, or not following Google’s guidelines.

Oftentimes, listings are suspended because Google simply analyzes the listings when red flags mentioned below arise. Someone can also report your listing through Google’s Redressal Form. Google will then review the listing and potentially give a Manual Suspension if they find issues with your GBP listing. Users can also use the ‘Suggesting edits’ feature to update info on your listing, and if they are trusted enough by Google, those changes could take immediate effect.

Below are the most common reasons why listings may get suspended. However, there can be other reasons for suspensions, like algorithm updates, a glitch on Google’s end, or other extraneous factors. You can cause your listing to get suspended if you do any of the following:

Make several edits to your listing at once

We don’t generally recommend making more than one major edit to your listing at a time. It can be dangerous. For example, you do not want to update the business name and change the listing to a SAB at the same time.

Display A Physical Address When You Should Be A Service Area Business (SAB) or Change from one type to the other

If your business has a physical location where customers come your listing should display the address. This makes it easy for potential customers “If your business doesn’t have a storefront with clear signage but travels to customers at their physical locations, you’re allowed one service-area Business Profile.” according to Google’s guidance

There are also hybrid listings where the business has a physical location they welcome customers and employees that go out to service different areas. If you are unsure which type of listing your business falls under, read Google’s guidelines on listing types. 

Changing the type of listing is not necessarily dangerous, but it is a big change for an already-established listing. If you are making this change, be sure you’re in line with the guidance from Google.  

Use a P.O. Box or UPS Store address

“P.O. boxes or mailboxes located at remote locations aren’t acceptable,” according to Google. We do not recommend using PO Boxes unless it is your absolute last resort. If you choose this method you must be aware that you are at risk of suspension.

List your business hours as 24/7

Google wants you to provide the hours your business is front facing, meaning someone is in the office. Most businesses are not staffed 24/7, which is why there is more scrutiny around listing your hours. 

The hours on your GBP listing don’t match your website or other directories where your business is listed

Google can cross reference your listing information with other published information online. Be sure your listing matches up with the other info on the web. This actually goes for all aspects of a business’s listing.

Keyword stuffing your business name (Or including anything Besides the business name)

This directly goes against Google’s guidelines. Your listing name should be your official business name and that is it. Do not add any extra keywords. Google says, “accurately represent your business name. Your name should reflect your business’s real-world name, as used consistently on your storefront, website, stationery, and as known to customers.”

Setting up your business at a virtual office or a co-working space address

Unfortunately, “If your business rents a physical mailing address but doesn’t operate out of that location, also known as a virtual office, that location isn’t eligible for a Business Profile” in Google’s eyes. You may be able to get a listing at that address, but you are technically in violation of Google’s guidelines. This means you’re at risk of a suspended listing.

You have an online-only type of business

These types of businesses are technically not supposed to have a GMB listing unless there is a storefront or office. According to Google, “To qualify for a Business Profile on Google, a business must make in-person contact with customers during its stated hours.” If you have an online business with no physical address, you can be at risk of suspension.

The URL on your Listing redirects to A Different Business’s website or a social media page

The website connected to your listing should ALWAYS link to your company’s website. If you don’t have a website, link to the free GMB site. Linking to another website or social media account for your brand not only leads users away from your business, but it’s also against Google’s policy. Google wants you to, “provide a website that represents your individual business location.”

Be sure your listing links to the corresponding website. If you have a different business’s domain this can be a quick red flag to Google.

Duplicate listings – multiple listings for the same business at the same address

You are only allowed one listing per business per location. If you have multiple locations you can have multiple listings, but you could not have multiple listings for each dentist in the office for example. 

It’s also worth mentioning that Google will only rank one listing per address in any industry. Google does not recognize suite numbers, so if you’re in an office building with multiple law firms only one will be shown. This filtering can be a big challenge to overcome, especially in larger office buildings where there are many businesses in the same industry.

One of the Owner/Manager Accounts on your listing got suspended

Chances are if the account owning or managing the listing is suspended, the listing will also be automatically suspended. However, this is not always the case. We have seen many cases where some listings under an account get suspended while others remain active.

If You’re In a High-Risk Category, You’re At Higher Risk of suspensions

These categories have more fake, and spam listings in general and are known to be more inclined to suspensions, which is why they’re under more intense scrutiny:

  • Locksmiths
  • Garage Door Companies
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC
  • Lawyers
  • Pest control
  • Rehab centers

Most of these categories are usually service area businesses.

What to do if you face a Hard Suspension?

  1. Check if you can determine why your GBP listing got suspended—correct anything before moving on to the next steps.
  2. Review the Google My Business Terms of Service and Guidelines to see if you have violated any.
  3. Appeal for Reinstatement following Google’s protocol.

Contacting Google My Business Help Forum with your issue and listing details should be done before submitting the reinstatement form. Provide as much information as you can, including your GMB listing URL.

Once you have undergone these steps, it’s time to submit your appeal for reinstatement. There are many questions on the form, and you will need to answer carefully and honestly.

How to appeal a Suspension for reinstatement?

You will need to prove that you are a legitimate business by providing photos and screenshots of:

  • Permanent signage outside of your business location/storefront/building
  • The interior of your business location
  • Your storefront, as seen from the street
  • Street view image of the neighborhood of your business location
  • Business License
  • Insurance documents
  • Office walk-through video
  • Pictures of the company logo on your business vehicle, if applicable (SABs)
  • If a shared office space, provide images of your office’s building directory where your name is also listed
  • You can upload images, PDFs, videos, and document files.

After providing everything to prove your business is legitimate, Google may contact you to require additional documents. Make sure you deliver what is needed.

When Can You Expect to Hear Back From Google?

Usually, you can expect to hear back about your reinstatement status within two weeks, but sometimes it may take longer. However, do not file multiple reinstatement appeals, as this will prolong the process. Be patient and continue to follow up with Google regularly. Consistency is key in many cases. 

If you don’t hear back after 3-4 weeks, you can contact Google via Twitter, Facebook, or Google Business Profile Support via email and ask for an update. Google may need proof that you are the account owner; providing the URL of your Google Business Profile Dashboard or the GBP CID number will work.

If your GBP listing gets reinstated, you may notice that your reviews and local search rankings are sometimes lost. For your reviews to appear after reinstatement, it may take up to 1 month. However, you can contact Google Business Profile’s support team if you don’t see them show up after one month. 

Final Thoughts

Suspensions happen to almost all businesses at some point. Make sure you follow these guidelines and keep track of Google Business Profile Terms of Service to stay on the safe side. If your clients want to engage in spammy practices, like keyword stuffing their business name, be sure to provide ample warnings!

Always prioritize long-term optimization strategies over short-term strategies to avoid risking suspensions that will take time to reverify and stabilize.

If you need help to determine the cause of your suspension and what you can do before and while submitting a reinstatement appeal with Google, here at Web 2.0 Ranker, we can provide you with the help and messaging required when contacting Google. 

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Web 2.0 Ranker Vs. AB Newswire:
Press Releases Comparison

Make informed buying decisions with our blog comparing the Web 2.0 Ranker press release service with AB Newswire! We focused on on the Targeted Media Outreach and Premium Syndication options.

There are many factors to consider when evaluating your press options, so we get pretty in-depth. This will allow you to choose the best service for each client situation. 

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Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

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Web 2.0 Ranker vs. AB Newswire Press Releases Comparison

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Web 2.0 Ranker vs. AB Newswire: Press Releases Comparison

Press releases are a crucial part of any SEO strategy. But there are huge differences in the quality of press releases.

A press release is your chance to strengthen your online brand with notable news placements and build links to rank your website higher. If you’re published on the right platforms, it can also increase your traffic and brand awareness.

Researching, comparing, and evaluating your press release options can make or break your final product. When looking for press releases it’s important to make informed choices. You must choose a press release service that provides access to the channels you need to strengthen your client’s brand, authority, and link graph.

This blog compares the Web 2.0 Ranker press release service with AB Newswire, focusing on the Targeted Media Outreach and Premium Syndication options. There are many factors to consider when evaluating your press options, so we get pretty in-depth. 

Web 2.0 Ranker vs. AB Newswire at a Glance

Cheaper Press Release Writing & Syndication

If you’re looking for a press service that will write your press release and syndicate it out to publishers, our service is a little more affordable.

Stronger Indexation Rates

For maximum impact, you need your content to index. Our press releases index around 15%+, while their prs only index at about 5%.

DoFollow News Links

The AB Newswire does not offer an option for DoFollow links, but we have an entire DoFollow News Links Service with high referring domain numbers. 

Add White Label Reporting to Any Press Release

While the AB Newswire only offers white label reporting to bulk orders, we offer this as an add-on to any press release you order. Whether your agency orders 2 or 20, we can take care of the reporting!

Higher Open Rates for Targeted Media Outreach

Our manual outreach open rates are some of the best in the industry! We achieve at least a 15% open rate on every campaign, but most campaigns exceed 20% on our manual outreach emails. If you have a highly newsworthy topic, this is even higher.

Remember, it’s not about how many contacts the service sends to, it’s about how many of those contacts actually open the email and respond… 

Larger Database for Targeted Media Outreach

From our database of over 1 million contacts, we create a custom outreach list built just for that news content and client. AB Newswire has over 150,000 fewer contacts than us. That means you can offer better flexibility for your clients’ specific needs

Web 2.0 Ranker vs. AB Newswire In-Depth

Features Comparison (Targeted Media Outreach w/ Premium Syndication)

Feature

Web 20 Ranker

AB Newswire

PREMIUM SYNDICATION

Price

Single Premium PR Writing + Syndication
$66.97 total

20 PRs (Bulk) – Writing & Syndication
$1,080 total

Single Premium PR Writing + Syndication ($30 + $40)
$70 total

20 PRs (Bulk) – Writing & Syndication ($600 for writing, $400 for syndication)
$1,000 total

# of Media Outlets

461 and growing

495

Indexing

Around 15% (70s / 461)

Around 5%
(26 / 495)

Google News Inclusion/sites

Guarantees Google News inclusion / Over 100 manually approved Google News approved sites within network

Guarantees Google News Inclusion… But PR was not in Google News

Overlapping media aggregators

Offers Frankly, Financial Content, Digital Journal, MarketWatch (and more not offered by ABN)

Offers Frankly, Financial Content, Digital Journal, MarketWatch (and a few others not offered by W20R)

Special (unique or Uncomparable) Features

Options to:

  • Syndication on NewsMax
  • Syndication to Voice Search (Alexa and Google)
  • Get published on AP New
  • Get published on Yahoo Finance

  • Daily traffic statistics
  • Social Media Sharing (half of the accounts are disabled so this part of the reporting is kind of broken)

Do-Follow Links

Do-Follow Links Available

No Do-Follow Links

Syndication Reports Include

2 files –

  • 1 PDF with news outlet logos to click and view sites.
    Includes Google News and Google Indexed Pages buttons
    Reseller Report Rebranding option
  • 1 CSV with a list of all published URLs
    Report white-labeled by default

2 files –

  • 1 PDF with news outlet logos to click and view sites.
  • Includes Google News and Google Indexed Pages buttons
  • Social Media sharing reporting (half-broken)
  • Daily Traffic Statistics
  • Reseller Report Rebranding option
  • 1 XLS with a list of all published URLs
  • Report white-labeled by default

Customizable

Yes, several different service options with different distribution options.
Yes, Media Enhancement add-ons are available to add just what you need to a PR

Just Web Syndication and Targeted Media options are available. No add-ons or extra features

White Label

Yes, a one-time fee of $49 can be added to ANY syndication, gets your reports rebranded for life

Or one bulk PR purchase (10+) automatically includes white label set up, and you get that for life

 

Get white label reporting with bulk PR purchases of 20 credits or more or subscription

Service Available To

Any country

Any country

TARGETED MEDIA OUTREACH

Price

$199 (includes writing + targeted outreach + premium syndication)

  • $80 (+$30 to include the writing) – target 1 state (US / CA)
  • $100 (+$30 to include the writing) – target 1 region (US / CA)
  • $120 (+$30 to include the writing) – target 1 country (any country)
  • $180 (+$30 to include the writing) – target global

# of Contacts Emailed

1000+ (with the option to upgrade to 2000+)

Current order had over 7k contacts. Depending on the niche contact list is 3k+

Targeted Media Reports Include

1 PDF with open rate statistics, a full list of contacts reached out to, general categories used to find the most fitting media journalists, and a complete list of contacts who opened the email

1 or 2 PDFs (depending on how large the outreach is)
Opened, bounced, clicked data, full list of contacts emailed and list of contacts who opened

Open Rate

15%+ average (generally higher than 20%)

6%

Media Database Size

1 million +

820k +

Service Available To

US Targeting only (includes city, state, regional, and national outreach depending on the specific campaign)

  • State Targeting US & Canada only 
  • Regional Targeting US & Canada only 
  • National and Global Targeting for Any Country

Site / Service ease of use

Site is a bit confusing because there are SO many press options, but pricing is straight forward and most info is up-to-date or being updated

Service – we currently do all the work for you, so just buy whatever press service you need, submit your info and we do the rest 

Site has a fair amount of outdated info. Pricing and service options are easy to find and maneuver. Some of their subscription pricing is a bit confusing, and not detailed enough.

Service – you have to do the work with ABN. Sure they will write the PR for you (if ordered), but you have to upload the article and info into their platform to push it out for syndication 

 

Expertly Written Press Releases For Any Business

A well-written press release can help you gain traction with the media and generate buzz around your brand, news or product. Web 2.0 Ranker’s Press Releases are expertly written for your business by senior writers trained specifically in press release writing. You will not have to worry about the hassle of writing your press releases and the requirements of getting your content published. All you need to fill out to start your campaign is the Company Name, Email address for contact (to be displayed on the release), Country, and Website URL.

We will ask for your link information: Anchor Text and URLs (Two anchor text and URL sets, as well as one naked URL to your main website). You may choose to supply all naked URLs if you prefer. Check out our SEO Press Tactics blog to see what links we recommend for local & national campaigns and more: https://web20ranker.com/press-release-seo-strategies/ 

 

Syndicated to 450+ News Outlets and 1000+ Email Contacts

When it comes to Premium Syndication Web 2.0 Ranker offers 461 outlets and growing, while on the other hand AB Newswire has 495 outlets. However, 450+ out of 461 outlets of Web 2.0 Ranker (W20R) advertise while only 400+ out of 495 outlets of AB Newswire (ABN) advertise. Taking this into consideration Web 20 Ranker syndicates to almost as many outlets as ABN does and many of the sites within W20R’s distribution list are better than the sites you’ll get with ABN. W20 has over 100+ manually google news approved sites as well as other high-quality featured sites and add-on opportunities.

Moreover, for the Targeted Media Outreach, W20R offers 1000+ Email contacts with the option to upgrade to 2000+ and an open rate of 15% while AB Newswire’s current order had over 7k contacts. Depending on the niche contact list is 3k+ but has an open rate of only 6%. 

Custom Press Releases

Not two businesses are the same and even when they belong to the same niche to build the authority you are seeking for your clients you need to customize their campaign as much as possible. The same goes for press releases and that’s why at Web 2.0 Ranker we go above and beyond to offer you customizable Press Releases with our premium syndication. When compared to ABN, W20R takes it up a notch with the ability to customize the perfect PR solution for you, without having to pay for content that does not meet your expectations. With Web 20, you’ll get to pick all the media enhancements that are right for you, including publishing to NewsMax or Voice Search, senior writer for the best quality writing, publishing on AP News, and more. Meanwhile, ABN offers Web Syndication and Targeted Media options and no add-ons or extra features.

Web 20 Ranker is also doing all of the work for you. While ABN requires you to submit your article through their platform and, with Web 20, you provide the company details and we handle everything from writing to syndication and reporting. Press releases have never been easier! 

Prices and Packages

At first glance, the targeted media outreach from AB Newswire might look like a better deal. ABN has different targeted media options including state, regional, national, and global, with the state being the cheapest option and it going upwards.

On the contrary, Web 20 Ranker does not offer different targeted media packages based on the area you want to target. So what does that mean? There are no limitations on the targeting you’ll get with a campaign at Web 20 Ranker. No matter the industry and how many different locations within the US a company is targeting, Web 20 Ranker is going to build the best media/journalist outreach list based on ALL those details, not limit you to 1 area or 5 industry targets like ABN does. 

Web 2.0 Ranker vs. AB Newswire: The Takeaway

You might be wondering “If ABN got over 7,000 contacts and Web 20 Ranker only got 1,000 – how is Web 20 the better service?” Well, one thing we can assure you is that, even with Web 2.0 Ranker’s database of 1 million+ contacts, with the criteria and efforts we put in place to create the best-targeted list, Web 2.0 Ranker could comfortably create a list of over 7,000 contacts for many niches without having to go way too broad. So while we are only sending your PR out to 1,000 contacts (or 2,000 if you grab the upgrade), you can rest assured that those chosen contacts matter and for one reason or another, are relevant to the brand/PR topic, increasing the chances that they might pick up the story. With Web 2.0 Ranker you are always getting Quality over Quantity!

Also, at Web 2.0 Ranker we land actual placements, actual interviews, and actual partnerships in the different media opportunities that come from the targeted outreach. We do not limit our clients to selecting 1 location and 5 niches/industry targets. We consider the whole of the campaign, without location/niche limits, and put together a real custom list of media outreach opportunities. No pre-made niche-specific lists at Web 2.0 Ranker. 

What You Need To Know About Local SEO

What You Need To Know About Local SEO

What You Need To Know About Local SEO

While many businesses are aware of the importance of search engine optimization, they aren’t nearly as familiar with the ins and outs of local SEO services. Localized SEO has the same overriding concepts as ranking for a term nationally or regionally, but there are really important differences in how you can go about ranking locally versus on a broader and more general scale. While the goal might be the same in both cases, there are very different focuses and strategies for how to get there.

Who Is Local SEO For?

Localized SEO is mostly for small businesses who serve a very specific location or area. Local plumbers, contractors, a small town attorney, these are all examples of some of the many businesses that would want to rank for local area searches but wouldn’t have any use for people finding their website several states away or in another country.

However, local businesses often can always use more customers, and having a website that ranks near the top of all their most important keywords will make a huge difference in the number of customers and the amount of business done.

What Are The Most Important Factors For Ranking Locally?

When it comes to ranking for local SEO one of the first things that needs to be taken care of are listings. Google, Yahoo, and Bing not only have map listings for business, but they also have separate business listings. These can be claimed by any local business and not only has them show up on the maps that so often show up at the top of local service searches.

In addition to this, these listings often count as basic backlinks, which also help out SEO on the local level. Some things in SEO remain consistent!

In addition to these listings, a lot of work needs to be done on the website itself. Any local business website needs to have its contact information in easy to spot places, and have a clear contact page on their website. All title tags, meta tags, and alt tags need to be properly optimized, but as long as this is done with clear coding and a good design, that’s the first step to getting attention.

Finally, some off-page link building or getting a strong social media footprint to gather backlinks from social sources. Link building can be a little bit trickier with local sites but when done correctly it is powerfully effective.

In Summary

When it comes to local SEO, it’s very possible to rank highly in most places with just a little help and the right knowledge. Unless a business is located in a big city with a lot of competition it’s usually easier to rank a local site since so few businesses understand SEO, but if you’re located in a competitive city that’s all the more reason to find some reliable and experienced SEO help! Local SEO doesn’t need to remain a mystery. Follow the information in this article and you will be on your way.

About Infinity Ranking

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Seo Updates July 22 & 23, 2022

<div>Seo Updates July 22 & 23, 2022</div>
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Q2 SEO Testing Report & Marketing Niche Guest Posts Now Available

Happy Friday!

Our weekend deals will look a little different this week! Each day we will have a different deal, but it only lasts for that day – no extensions.

Our Q2 SEO Testing report is LIVE, so you can follow along with the last 3 months of testing, including outbound link value, indexation updates, and domain extensions for relevance. Download your copy to get the insight on what’s working now.

Vice links are back up and running. If you have clients in gambling, cannabis, or other taboo niches, check them out for quality link options.

Marketing niche guest posts will be launching tomorrow 16 different options to choose from! These are high quality links that will be a great addition for your clients or in your own agency’s SEO strategy. We’ve recently added Health and Home Services guest posts with business niche guest posts coming soon too.

If you are not sure which links would be best for your clients, you can get FREE link recommendations from our expert team of link builders.

💸💸 You can also get a great deal on advanced technical audits for your client websites this weekend

Get a FREE 30-point Tech Audit
w/ Every 30-point Tech Audit Purchased Today!

Take your agency to the next level this year with the valuable insight shared during the Local Marketing Mastermind presentations and networking with HIGHLY successful SEO’s and agency owners, many of whom run 6-figure agencies…

11 SEOs will be sharing the secret sauce they’ve used to improve rankings and results, grow their agencies, and make more money. You’ll leave with 100% actionable tactics to improve your revenue, results, and client retention without investing years to acquire this knowledge

If you’re an Agency Partner or attended a previous mastermind, check your email for an exclusive discount!

Brock Misner will be talking about data manipulation to rank higher during his presentation – Influencing Local Rankings Factors with User Engagement and Brand Presence

Terry Samuels will be talking about identifying & fixing issues after drops in rankings, traffic, or stagnation during his presentation – Forensic SEO: In’s, Out’s & How to Fix It

Eldar Cohen will be talking about how to grow your agency to six-figures per month (like he did) with his presentation – The Wizard Way of Selling SEO Services

Victor Perez will be talking about how to beat large agencies (& any agency) by conveying your value and results during his presentation – How to Beat Large Agencies: Results & Client Acquistion 

Bucky Helms will be talking about maximizing client retention and satisfaction during his presentation – How to Achieve Customer Success in Your Agency 

The 2022 Local Marketing Mastermind speaker topics cover everything your agency needs to flourish. 

We hope to see you at this year’s mastermind in St. Petersburg, Florida!

To your success,
Chaz and the Entire Team 

This Week in the Local SEO Community

Get Our Exact 30 Point Tech Audit

We published our exact 30-point tech audit process so you can implement this detailed analysis in your own agency!

In-depth technical audits can be time consuming, but their worth it. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, you can also purchase them from us – buy one get one FREE today only! 

Favorite SEO Tools

SERP Results Beta

If you’re looking for an affordable rank tracker (local & organic), this is it! We’ve built a better rank tracker with improve accuracy (& not a huge price tag). Sign-up for a beta test account and check it out for FREE!

Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

⚡ Resources for Agencies ⚡

Free Quarterly Webbys

Chaz and the team hold a free webinar each quarter to discuss what’s currently working for them. Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd.

Campaign & Link Recs

Find out what your client needs to rank with our free recommendations! We audit and research their current rankings, brand strength, and overall position.

Free Tools & Trainings

Save time and money with our free tools like SEO pricing calculator, tech audit, proposal generator, and free audit tools. Also find trainings & past webbys in our knowledge base.

SEO Testing Reports

The SEO Mad Scientist is constantly testing strategies, which we used to publish 12 months of tests in 2021 + Quarterly Testing Reports for this year!

Don’t Miss Out on Our Biggest Updates

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How Services Impact Local Rankings + Instant Verification Updates

FROM THE VAULT
Episode 150

Hosts: Chaz Edwards + Mike Milas
+ Sophie Allen + Bucky Helms

What we discussed this week…

 

✔ Google Business Profiles Messaging FAQs For Automated Responses To Customers

✔ Google Tests “Reviews Aren’t Verified” Label

✔ New Verification Of Google Search Console Via DNS CNAME (Not New, Brought Back)

✔ Google Now Test Interactive Card Knowledge Panel Box Layout

> Watch the Latest SEO Vault episode to catch up on the most recent local update and so much more.

Don’t forget The SEO Vault airs live on the Web 2.0 Ranker Facebook and YouTube every Thursday at 4 pm EST.

 

Interested in being a guest on the vault!? Sign up now
https://forms.gle/ae5Dh575BqYieDBEA

⚡ Resources for Agencies ⚡

SEO Testing Reports

The SEO Mad Scientist is constantly testing strategies, which we used to publish 12 months of tests in 2021 + Quarterly Testing Reports for this year!

Free Tools & Trainings

Save time and money with our free tools like SEO pricing calculator, tech audit, proposal generator, and free audit tools. Also find trainings & past webbys in our knowledge base.

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This Week in the Lab with SEO Mad Scientist

GMB: How Do Services Impact Rankings? + Listing Verifications

Welcome back to more exciting local tests!

We took a break from our current test schedule after finding out some new aspects to GBP verifications. Last week we had verified some listings with our cell phone number and being on the local wifi. This week we have some new tests and results to report, so lets jump right into it…

First, a quick follow up on our previous “poster” ranking test, for listing that listed “posters” as a service and we added a review for someone competing about their poster purchase.

The only references we have to “poster” is in the services and the review. The impacts are clear to see… 

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New/Current Rankings for “Posters”:

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We saw initial ranking improvement early on but are now showing in the top three and continue to move upward. This could be a sign of the importance of age for these signals, or Google is possibly increasing the weight on these two signals (services and reviews)

We don’t know for sure but what does seem clear is having services listed on your listing and then having people add reviews on your listing referencing the exact services you list, increases listing relevance for those services…

Now onto the verifications! We got some new listings to show you that we didn’t even need local wifi!

In fact, one is at a WalMart and the other is at a bowling ally… 

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Here is the quick rundown of the details:

 

  • We where at the location with a cell phone and computer

  • Location services turned on both devices

  • Using phone wifi as a hotspot for internet

  • Added GBP from GBP dashboard

  • Used cell phone number as business phone number

  • Added non local website (phone number is on website but wasn’t previously)

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Second Verification:

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After all our testing we have noticed that non-SABs that list an address on maps seem to have the best chance at triggering phone or instant verification. (or better chance of getting verified at all) We speculate that this may be due to the fact that Googles main concern when listing a “location” on Google is that they can confirm that “you” (your contact details) are actually at the address and accessible from the location.

Also, SABs are more prone to spam due to the fact that lead gens use a service area and fake address to gain exposure with Google Maps

This is why we believe that using the cell phone number while at the location, and on the computer, triggers a phone verify. Google knows the phone is at that location so they just need to confirm you actually have access to it. That seems to currently be enough to convince Google to verify the listing.

Join us next time for more exciting updates with the SEO Mad Scientist!

Until next week, Happy Testing!  

Favorite SEO Tools

SERP Results Beta

If you’re looking for an affordable rank tracker (local & organic), this is it! We’ve built a better rank tracker with improve accuracy (& not a huge price tag). Sign-up for a beta test account and check it out for FREE!

Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

Don’t Miss Out on Our Biggest Updates

Opt-in to our Text Notficiations and you’ll get a 15% OFF coupon sent right to your phone!

But don’t worry about spam texts…
We save our text lists for the BIGGEST deals and even BIGGER announcements!

Access special deals + sale notifications
& never miss out on savings! 

Seo Updates July 15 & 16, 2022

<div>Seo Updates July 15 & 16, 2022</div>
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Yahoo Finance & MarketWatch Now Included at No Cost

Happy Friday!

Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch publishing are now included for FREE our Associated Press News Brand Features. + they’re a part of our weekend deal…

😃 The much awaited FREE Q2 webby is coming up this Wednesday, July 20th at 1 pm EST! Chaz will be talking about how to create more robust campaigns with better results by incorporating SaaS into your agency – sharing insights on the multiple SaaS offers that he has used to get the best out of client campaigns. Sign up here to learn how to improve client retention at our webby!

With the 4th of July sale wrapped up, our team is working on getting all the bonuses sent out today. We will also announce the $10,000 winner on the SEO Vault next week.

Next Thursday is also the 150th episode of the SEO Vault, so be sure to tune in – we’ll be celebrating with prizes!

💸💸 If you need LINKS for your client campaigns, then this weekend deal is for you…

Get 20% Cashback On All Link Purchases This Weekend

Any links you purchase this weekend will earn you 20% cashback that you can use on any other services! 

⚡ FREE GoHighLevel custom accounts are now available for all monthly managed SEO campaigns (including managed links which you can get 20% cash back on…). You can offer review management, website chat, social scheduler, and other SaaS features to your clients without any extra expenses….  

 

The Local Marketing Mastermind is drawing closer and closer & the discounted rooms are going fast…

Brock Misner will be talking about data manipulation to rank higher during his presentation – Influencing Local Rankings Factors with User Engagement and Brand Presence

Terry Samuels will be talking about identifying & fixing issues after drops in rankings, traffic, or stagnation during his presentation – Forensic SEO: In’s, Out’s & How to Fix It

Eldar Cohen will be talking about how to grow your agency to six-figures per month (like he did) with his presentation – The Wizard Way of Selling SEO Services

Victor Perez will be talking about how to beat large agencies (& any agency) by conveying your value and results during his presentation – How to Beat Large Agencies: Results & Client Acquistion 

Bucky Helms will be talking about maximizing client retention and satisfaction during his presentation – How to Achieve Customer Success in Your Agency 

Don’t want to miss out on the valuable insight shared during presentations and networking from the HIGHLY successful SEO’s and agency owners, many of whom run 6-figure agencies.

Quickly improve your revenue, results, and client retention to the next level with tips and strategies acquired over years of proven results. The 2022 Local Marketing Mastermind speaker topics cover everything your agency needs to flourish. 

We hope to see you at this year’s mastermind in St. Petersburg, Florida!

To your success,
Chaz and the Entire Team 

This Week in the Local SEO Community

Build Better Location Pages

No matter what type of local business you’re working with location pages are an important aspect of your SEO strategy.

Chaz published his full location page checklist so you can better analyze your client’s current pages and create more optimized location pages.

Favorite SEO Tools

SERP Results Beta

If you’re looking for an affordable rank tracker (local & organic), this is it! We’ve built a better rank tracker with improve accuracy (& not a huge price tag). Sign-up for a beta test account and check it out for FREE!

Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

⚡ Resources for Agencies ⚡

Free Quarterly Webbys

Chaz and the team hold a free webinar each quarter to discuss what’s currently working for them. Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd.

Campaign & Link Recs

Find out what your client needs to rank with our free recommendations! We audit and research their current rankings, brand strength, and overall position.

Free Tools & Trainings

Save time and money with our free tools like SEO pricing calculator, tech audit, proposal generator, and free audit tools. Also find trainings & past webbys in our knowledge base.

SEO Testing Reports

The SEO Mad Scientist is constantly testing strategies, which we used to publish 12 months of tests in 2021 + Quarterly Testing Reports for this year!

Don’t Miss Out on Our Biggest Updates

Opt-in to our Text Notficiations and you’ll get a 15% OFF coupon sent right to your phone!

But don’t worry about spam texts…
We save our text lists for the BIGGEST deals and even BIGGER announcements!

Access special deals + sale notifications
& never miss out on savings! 

Follow us on social!

How to Increase Chances of Listings Verified Instantly

FROM THE VAULT
Episode 149

Hosts: Mike Milas + Benjamin Olson
+ Sophie Allen + Bucky Helms

What we discussed this week…

 

✔ Google Search Console Insights Finally Supports Google Analytics 4

✔ PSA: Google Course Rich Results Require At Least Three Courses

✔ Google Search Console Link Counts Keep Falling A Lot

✔ Google Merchant Center Adds Auto-Tagging For All Free Listings Across All Of Google

> Watch the Latest SEO Vault episode to catch up on the most recent local update and so much more.

Don’t forget The SEO Vault airs live on the Web 2.0 Ranker Facebook and YouTube every Thursday at 4 pm EST.

 

Interested in being a guest on the vault!? Sign up now
https://forms.gle/ae5Dh575BqYieDBEA

⚡ Resources for Agencies ⚡

SEO Testing Reports

The SEO Mad Scientist is constantly testing strategies, which we used to publish 12 months of tests in 2021 + Quarterly Testing Reports for this year!

Free Tools & Trainings

Save time and money with our free tools like SEO pricing calculator, tech audit, proposal generator, and free audit tools. Also find trainings & past webbys in our knowledge base.

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This Week in the Lab with SEO Mad Scientist

GBP Verifications: Triggering Phone
and Instant Verify?

Welcome back to another week of test updates, and this week we are going to jump right into it. We have been hearing a LOT of people having problems with client GBP verifications. Hence, we began testing different verification setups to see if we could figure out how Google is now “trusting” new GBPs when they are submitted…

 

Full disclosure, we have run about 9 tests across 3 different accounts, so we are working with limited data. With that said, we will highlight three of the tests that we believe told us a lot about what Google was looking at when triggering a verification or even instant verification.

 

Each test includes a short video where we recorded the process we followed to submit the GBP. These are mostly meant for quick reference as they are sped up to quickly show you what happened. 

 

The first listing was a simple test to see if our previous discovered “instant verification” would be triggered again if we did the same thing.

 

Here are some bullet points on what was done/used to set up the GBP:

  • Was at the location I was listing the GBP at

  • Using local Wifi with my computer and phone

  • Created listing from my computer

  • Used my cell phone as phone number

 

Some other details that we don’t feel played a major role were the website used and the gmail address. The website did not have Search Console or Analytics setup when verifying the listing, and the gmail was a newer gmail having been referred in the past year. Nor did the website have a local address or any local targeting at all.

 

In this scenario, we got an instant verification, and it took about 20 minutes for Google to confirm the edits…

Here is the quick video for reference.

 

Instant Verify at Current Address (Home) 

 

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For this next test, we did the same exact thing but with a location about a mile away from where we were at. We did not use any website in this example to see if it made any major difference.

In this scenario, we were asked to do a video verification to verify the BGP listing. Since we were not “at” the location we were trying to verify the GBP, this made sense to us and somewhat confirmed our assumption that Google was using different data points to check various things and then requiring verification based on each finding, such as video verification to confirm you are at the actual location in this case…

Here is the second recap video for reference:

 

Video Verify at Remote Address (1 Mile Away) 

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This is one of the few final tests we ran where we were able to obtain the listing and confirm most of our findings.

 

Again, here are what we feel contributed most based on all our tests:

 

  • Was at the location I was listing the GBP at
  • Using local Wifi with my computer
  • Location service turned on on my phone
  • Created listing from my computer
  • Used my cell phone as phone number

 

This situation was very similar to our first test; however, our cell phone was not on local Wi-Fi. In this case, Google asked us to text message to verify the phone number or to use e-mail. It seemed there was a slight variation in trust signals from our first test, which triggered the phone verification.

 

Here is the final clip for reference:

 

Phone Verify at Current Address (Library) 

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When all said and done, the biggest factors Google seems to be verifying are the physical address and “business” (specifically contact info)

 

In short, if Google can verify that the business has the correct contact information and is physically located at an address, you will have no problem verifying.

 

The question is, how was Google determining the physical address?

 

As we stated, some of the biggest factors that seemed to influence our testing were where we were physically at (if we were at the address) as well as the accounts and info being used to verify.

 

Being signed in to a local wifi at the location had the biggest impact on getting verified. Still, some other factors that seemed to make a difference in triggering phone or video verification are:

 

  • Using a cell phone number (with cell phone at the location)

  • Gmail was used to verify the GBP, the Gmail was attached to the android cell phone number used on the listing.

  • Being on local wifi from phone and computer being used to verify

 

With limited tests, it’s hard to determine the EXACT factors. Still, so far, when we are at the address on the local wifi without a computer and phone and use the cell phone number as the business number, we have had a 100% verification rate through phone, email, or instant verification.

 

It’s also important to note that these categories were tested in roofing and internet marketing services. The business category could have had an impact as well.

 

We won’t know without further testing…

 

Join us next week for another exciting update, and until then, Happy testing 🙂   

Favorite SEO Tools

SERP Results Beta

If you’re looking for an affordable rank tracker (local & organic), this is it! We’ve built a better rank tracker with improve accuracy (& not a huge price tag). Sign-up for a beta test account and check it out for FREE!

Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

Don’t Miss Out on Our Biggest Updates

Opt-in to our Text Notficiations and you’ll get a 15% OFF coupon sent right to your phone!

But don’t worry about spam texts…
We save our text lists for the BIGGEST deals and even BIGGER announcements!

Access special deals + sale notifications
& never miss out on savings! 

Seo Updates July 8 & 9, 2022

<div>Seo Updates July 8 & 9, 2022</div>
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Get Monday Roundtable Access this Weekend

Happy Friday!

With the 4th of July sale wrapped up, our team will be working on all bonus level coupons next week. We will also announce the $10,000 winner on the SEO Vault.

The Local Marketing Mastermind is drawing closer and closer & the discounted rooms are going fast…

☀ ALL speaker topics are confirmed for the Local Marketing Mastermind, including:

> SERP Crisis Management: Recover Your Client’s Brand & Push Down Negative Rankings

> Influencing Local Rankings with User Engagement & Brand

> How to Make Google News Work for Your Local Listings

> How to Beat Large Agencies: Results & Client Acquistion

> The Wizard Way of Selling SEO: Achieve 6 Figures Monthly

> Scaling Recurring Revenue with SaaS Offers

> Importance of Creating a Brand & Entity in Local for CTR

There are 4 more topics in addition to the ones above. You can read more about the topics and speakers here.

The private Q&A was our most popular session last year, so we added a private Monday Roundtable that allows you to ask even more questions. We don’t want you to miss it…

FREE Monday Roundtable Add-On w/ Every Entry or Agency Level Ticket Purchase

Don’t miss other recent updates…

⚡ FREE GoHighLevel custom accounts are now available for all monthly managed SEO campaigns, so you can offer review management, website chat, social scheduler, and other SaaS features to your clients without any extra expenses….

⚡ Chaz’s Quarterly Webby will go over how to leverage a SaaS offers in your agencies with multiple examples. If you want to save your seat, sign-up!

⚡ Next week we will have exciting updates about a new niche added to our guest post service and additional publishing partners for AP News features!

Quickly improve your revenue, results, and client retention to the next level with SEOs and agency owners with years of proven resutls. The 2022 Local Marketing Mastermind speaker topics cover everything your agency needs to flourish.

We hope to see you at this year’s mastermind in St. Petersburg, Florida!

To your success,
Chaz and the Entire Team 

This Week in the Local SEO Community

Build Better Location Pages

No matter what type of local business you’re working with location pages are an important aspect of your SEO strategy.

Chaz published his full location page checklist so you can better analyze your client’s current pages and create more optimized location pages.

Favorite SEO Tools

SERP Results Beta

If you’re looking for an affordable rank tracker (local & organic), this is it! We’ve built a better rank tracker with improve accuracy (& not a huge price tag). Sign-up for a beta test account and check it out for FREE!

Local Brand Manager

You can manage client listings, track local rankings, schedule posts, and easily perform local SEO audits. Plus, agencies love our easy-to-use dashboard for multi locations.

Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

We love free training – LCT is filled with it! Check out Chaz’s updated Local SEO 2.0 Course, Link Mastery Course, and GMB SEO Specialist Course. We also give away the closed trainings during sales!

⚡ Resources for Agencies ⚡

Free Quarterly Webbys

Chaz and the team hold a free webinar each quarter to discuss what’s currently working for them. Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd.

Campaign & Link Recs

Find out what your client needs to rank with our free recommendations! We audit and research their current rankings, brand strength, and overall position.

Free Tools & Trainings

Save time and money with our free tools like SEO pricing calculator, tech audit, proposal generator, and free audit tools. Also find trainings & past webbys in our knowledge base.

SEO Testing Reports

The SEO Mad Scientist is constantly testing strategies, which we used to publish 12 months of tests in 2021 + Quarterly Testing Reports for this year!

Don’t Miss Out on Our Biggest Updates

Opt-in to our Text Notficiations and you’ll get a 15% OFF coupon sent right to your phone!

But don’t worry about spam texts…
We save our text lists for the BIGGEST deals and even BIGGER announcements!

Access special deals + sale notifications
& never miss out on savings! 

Follow us on social!

Are You Seeing a Recent Algo Update?

FROM THE VAULT
Episode 148

Hosts: Chaz Edwards + Brock Misner (Special guest)
+ Mike Milas

What we discussed this week…

 

✔ Google Search Console Insights Finally Supports Google Analytics 4

✔ PSA: Google Course Rich Results Require At Least Three Courses

✔ Google Search Console Link Counts Keep Falling A Lot

✔ Google Merchant Center Adds Auto-Tagging For All Free Listings Across All Of Google

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This Week in the Lab with SEO Mad Scientist

Possible Algo Updates, and… Is the GBP Verification Process Changing?

Welcome to another SEO Mad Scientist update.

We have heard some chatter over the past few days about a possible “Google Update”. If you didn’t already know, Google is always doing updates, so any update should not be a surprise. However, during this time, last weeks reported test page saw a hug decline in rankings (everything it had gained from the change) 

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We are now seeing new related keywords ranking a different page of the website as well.

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Did the page LOSE its relevance? We honestly don’t know…

Just to sumarrarize…

The page we changed the H1 from the exact keyword to a longtail keyword optimized phrase, initially went up in ranking and then dropped back the past few days. The page we changed the H1 from a longtail keyword optimized phrase, initially went down in rankings and then went back up.

Just to be clear, there is not enough information yet to make any determinations but it was interesting to see this occur around the same times…

With that being said, during our testing this last week, we were working on getting some new GBP listings for testing purposes and notice a massive change in the vericiation process Google was putting us though.

If you watched the SEO Vault this week, then you know that we were getting listings verified within 20-30 minutes…

Even more interesting than the fact they were almost instantly verifying was they way they were added to Google…

Immediately after adding the listing Google said they would be “Reviewing Our Edits” and then displayed our listing like this: 

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Within 30 minutes of the listing getting submitted in this way, Google had verified it and it was added to my GBP dashboard. Before you try to guess how this listing was verified, lets just quickly go over the facts:

 

  • The listing was for a “Internet Marketing Service” business
  • Used my personal cell phone number (local number from a different state)
  • Added a short description directly form my website
  • Added my website (agency website with lorum ipsum text and no local information)
  • No analytics or search console connected (attempted to connect with Site Kit but got an error)
  • Added as a local business using my residential home address.
  • Added from desktop inside the GBP management dashboard
  • Was on my home internet with my IP out of California

So as you can tell it seems this may have just been a fluke, hever, 2 more listings at the same address were verified in this way. We believe this will not necessarily be the norm for verifying a listing, however we do believe Google is beginning to make its shift twords algorithmic GBP verification.

Google stated last year that this year would include many changes such as the management of GBP from the front end of Google, removal of the My Businesses mobile app, and changing the way changes are made and approved on Google Maps.

This means we could see a drastic change in the verification process coming very soon, which also means more test opportunities.

Join as next week for some more organic SEO test updates, and another GBP verification updates, as we explore some of the possibilities of the new verification process.

Until next week, happy testing! 

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How Fast is TikTok Growing?

How Fast is TikTok Growing?
Research

It was recently reported that 8 new users join TikTok every second, with an average of 650,000 new users joining on a daily basis. Whilst it took Facebook and Instagram almost a decade to get a user base the size TikTok currently boasts, the platform was reported to have landed its billionth user in 2021; just four years after its global launch.

What started as a platform hosting an abundance of dance challenges and lip-syncing videos has grown astronomically, quickly taking sectors worldwide by storm. Despite only launching in 2017, TikTok was the seventh-most downloaded app of the 2010s.

In fact, undeterred by efforts to ban the platform in the United States in 2020, TikTok is the first app outside of Facebook to reach the milestone of 3 billion downloads and a devoted user base, in a fraction of the time.

With this in mind, we used the predicted statistic of 8 new users every second and compared this to population data for countries and continents worldwide by subtracting annual deaths from births to give a total predicted year-on-year growth figure, ​​to provide some extra context on just how significant the reach and influence of the app is now, and what could become of it in the future.

Launching in 2017 TikTok will have, of course, begun its journey with 0 users. In comparison to the world’s population of 7,878,112,344 during the same year, it seems sensible to presume that the growth of TikTok could never catch up with the world’s total population. However, as of 2018, TikTok had already amassed a total of 271,188,301 users – surpassing the total populations of Spain, Italy, France and the entirety of the UK combined in its first full year.

As of 2019, TikTok users had almost doubled to 507,552,660. Meanwhile, the world’s population increased at a slower rate with a growth of just over 1% on the previous year.

It was reported that TikTok celebrated a milestone of 1,000,000,000 users in 2021. As of this year, the platform had more users than the total population of Japan, the Philippines, Egypt, Vietnam, Turkey, Canada, Germany, Thailand, Spain, Italy, France and the UK combined (977,106,058) after just 4 years in circulation.

Looking to the future, as of 2025 TikTok’s growth is predicted to reach 2,597,664,000 daily users. In comparison to the valuated 339,893,949 population of the United States as of 2025, the total number of users on the social media platform is set to surpass 8x the population of the US in just three years’ time.

The worldwide population in 2035 is approximated at 9,208,674,347. Shockingly, in the same year, total TikTok users could reach 5,334,816,000. With the population of Asia predicted to reach 5,279,827,286; TikTok’s growth could surpass the population of the most densely populated continent in the world. In fact, if you took the total predicted population of the USA in 2035, you would still need to multiply the total 15x to reach the predicted number of TikTok users in that year.

To really see how TikTok’s growth has the potential to progress in years to come, we took our study even further into the future and analysed every year from 2017 – 2050. In 28 years’ time, the world’s population is predicted to reach the 10 billion mark. More specifically, 10,047,476,161 people on the planet. However, the astonishing thing? If the social media platform continues to grow at the speed it has over recent years, TikTok’s growth may not be far behind. The platform is predicted to reach an incredible 9,067,296,000 total users by 2050. To put this into context, that is equivalent to just over 90% of the entire world’s predicted population.

It’s safe to say that no platform has ever grown at the same speed as TikTok. Successfully dominating itself as a cultural force within society within the first few years of its inception and providing marketing opportunities to sectors across the globe, alongside entertaining people from all walks of life and generations, the app is cementing itself in both the present and the future at record speed.

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Methodology:

TikTok data was based on a recent prediction of 8 new users per second. Country data is sourced from ourworldindata.com with annual deaths subtracted from births to give total growth.

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Seo Updates July 1 & 2, 2022

<div>Seo Updates July 1 & 2, 2022</div>
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Custom GoHighLevel Accounts + 4th of July Celebrations

Happy Friday! ❤ Our 4th of July sale is in full swing ❤ save 25% storewide + 4 Bonus Levels you can qualify for & a $10k giveaway (actually $11,500+ this year) that includes a Local Marketing Mastermind ticket and travel costs covered!

 

⚡ FREE GoHighLevel custom accounts are now available for all monthly managed SEO campaigns, so you can offer review management, website chat, social scheduler, and other SaaS features to your clients without any extra expenses….

Get one of our monthly managed campaigns at 25% off during the sale and you get this included! (manual account set ups will be completed in month 1 of the campaign) If you DO have any existing managed campaigns and you’d like to claim your account, just fill out this form.

Chaz’s Quarterly Webby will go over how to leverage a SaaS offers in your agencies with multiple examples. If you want to save your seat, sign-up!

☀ ALL speaker topics are confirmed for the Local Marketing Mastermind, including:

> SERP Crisis Management: Recover Your Client’s Brand & Push Down Negative Rankings
> Influencing Local Rankings with User Engagement & Brand
> Scaling Recurring Revenue with SaaS Offers
> How to Make Google News Work for Your Local Listings
> How to Beat Large Agencies: Results & Client Acquistion
> The Wizard Way of Selling SEO: Achieve 6 Figures Monthly
> Importance of Creating a Brand & Entity in Local for CTR

You can read more about the topics and speakers here.

⚖ If you are looking to build quality law links and contributions, then check out the 8 new Legal Guest Posts that we added last week!

We will be launching marketing guest posts in the coming weeks too, so be on the lookout for these!

 

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By now you should know all about our 25% off sitewide 4th of July SEO Sale and our $10k giveaway where every purchase made is an entry…

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If you spend $500 during the sale, you qualify for Level 1, but therea are 4 bonus levels:

 

LEVEL 1 – $500 Spend Threshold:

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Free Citation Audit Coupons ($20)

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Live 2022 Agency Growth Call on Zoom

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Free Citation Audit Coupon ($20)

Free Premium Press Release ($67)

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Live 2022 Agency Growth Call on Zoom

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Free 30-point tech audit ($147)

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Chaz’s Top Sales Book for Agency Owners for 2022

 

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Free Citation Audit Coupon ($20)

Free Premium Press Release ($67)

Basic Infographic Link Building Service ($89)

50% Off Niche Citation Coupon

Live 2022 Agency Growth Call on Zoom

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SEO Life Burled Wood Tumbler (swag)

Free 30-point tech audit ($147)

Live 2022 GMB Masterclass on Zoom

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Chaz’s Top Sales Book for Agency Owners for 2022

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To your success,
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This Week in the Local SEO Community

Is the Power of Guest Posting Dead?

Not all guest posting is dead – just the spammy guest posts on unrelated sites that provide no value.

Guest posting does still work, but it must be done properly. Read our blog to hear our thoughts on guest posting and how to maximize the impact of them!

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Local Viking

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What is the Impact of H1 Optimization?

FROM THE VAULT
Episode 147

Hosts: Chaz Edwards + Mike Milas + Bucky Helms

What we discussed this week…

 

✔ Google Search Ranking Update Brewing Again June 27-28th

✔ Google Tests Expandable Local Related Carousels Within Snippets

✔ Google: Near Duplicate URLs With Canonical Still Can Lead To Wrong URL Ranking

✔ Should All SEOs Know The Difference Between Crawling, Indexing, Rendering & Rankings?

Answered: Do reviews affect rankings on maps?

> Watch the Latest SEO Vault episode to catch up on the most recent local update and so much more.

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This Week in the Lab with SEO Mad Scientist

H1 Headings: How Optimized is too Optimized?

Welcome back SEO mad scientists, today we’re going to talk about a test that was inspired by the recent core update.

During the last update we had noticed that on some of our test sites where we had highly targeted terms being tested seem to get hit. These were very poorly optimized pages with very little content that essentially only optimized for certain words where needed to test their potential.

The strongest correlation we saw between some of these pages and our actual sites is “broad H1s”.

This essentially means that we placed a very broad term as our H1 tag like “Chicago Roofing” and then optimized the rest of the page with “broad headings” like “Chicago Roofing contractor” and “Chicago Roofing replacement”.

We suspected that the under optimized heading may have caused some of the drops in our rankings. Simply, we believe Google couldn’t figure out what the content was meant to be about from just a simple “keyword heading”

Fast forward to a new site that we had launched in the past couple months, we started to notice the same separation and pages that we launched with longer tail headings versus keyword headings.

Long tail heading content generally showed on page 1 or 2, while single keyword heading pages showed on page 4 or 5, or didn’t pop at all… 

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This led to a simple test of changing one of our pages titles to a more descriptive title to see how it would impact the rankings.

We originally had our primary target term as the H1 (4 word target term) and changed it to an optimized phrase (12 word) earlier last month. 

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The initial response let us to believe that he’s under optimized headings might be a considerable factor in the new core update so we started to work on a single variable split test to see if we can get to the bottom of it.

We picked the test term “kutdhknfdc” and added the location to it for “Hanover PA”. We then launched two pages and two separate sites with little to no history.

One page we tested “kutdhknfdc Hanover PA” as the H1 and on the second as “kutdhknfdc and other things to do in Hanover PA”.

We then suitted the pages for index and tracked the term “kutdhknfdc Hanover PA”

Page two could rank higher due to having more content in the H1 or simply because it provides more context, we won’t know for sure which is why we have begun to continue or single site tests, changing single term heading into optimized phrases.

Join us next week as we look into the results from our single variable split test as well as any other new results we have from simply changing our H1 tags to see if rankings increases.

Until next week, happy testing! 

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Local Viking

Your clients can easily understand the color-coded GeoGrids that plot listing visibility. You can manage all listings in one dashboard for easier reporting and schedule posts for them too.

Local Client Takeover

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