Seo Updates September 9 & 10, 2022


Make More Time to Sell SEO w/ DFY Options

Happy Friday!

Next week is our Local Marketing Mastermind – do you have your ticket? You can still attend…

Virtual & in-person tickets are still available.

If you want the GoHighLevel account but want to attend virtually, just purchase the Entry Level ticket and let us know you want to attend virtually!

It’s only $100 more for 3 months of GHL and our custom GHL snapshot (yours forever).

+ Our Labor Day Weekend sale just ended, but we still have weekend deals for you…

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Simplify the process of ranking your clients’ websites with our fully done-for-you SEO campaigns.

We get the best results for your clients and establish long-term rankings for top industry keywords by combining strong on-page optimization and content creation with white hat link building and outreach strategies!

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Get the insight from anywhere – virtual tickets are discounted too!

GoHighLevel account AND custom snapshot are included with any in-person ticket so your agency can use the software! (worth +$2,300).

Want GHL for your agency but can’t attend in person? Just buy the Entry level & you’ll get GHL & virtual access! 

Learn the hacks & strategies they’ve used to improve rankings, strengthen results, grow their agencies, and make more money. (watch the speaker’s videos below to see exactly what they’ll be sharing)

Don’t miss the VALUABLE INSIGHT from 11 HIGHLY successful SEO’s and agency owners, many of whom run 6-figure agencies!

Watch the speaker videos below to hear what they plan on sharing…

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

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

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 

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

Allen works with high-profile clients to ensure the search results don’t harm the brand’s image. Whether they’re large scandals or small hiccups, Allen will show you how to push negative rankings past page 1 to ensure you control your client’s brand.

Jacob Kettner will be pulling back the curtain on the advanced automation processes that allow his agency to increase efficiency, scale faster, maintain better client relationships, and save money on payroll

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

We’re covering everything your agency needs to flourish in the 2022 Local Marketing Mastermind speaker topics…

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

To your success, 
Chaz and the Entire Team 

GBP (GMB Listing) Suspended:

Here’s What You Should Do To Reinstate

Did your listing get suspended? We’re here to help! This blog post goes through the entire suspension process and the steps to take to get your listing reinstated. Read the entire blog here!

We also provide free reinstatement help and free re-ranking help for any suspended listings currently using our GBP monthly services.

This Week in the Local SEO Community

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!

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Should You Mark a Listing as Temporarily Closed?

This Week on The SEO Vault
Episode 156

Hosts: Chaz Edwards + Joseph Shields (special guest)
+ Mike Milas + Bucky Helms

What we discussed this week…


✔️ Google Updated Review-Type Results That Can Impact Search Console Reports

✔️ Google Helpful Content Update Movement? Yes But Not Widespread.

✔️ Google Learn Something New Web Story Feature

✔️ New Google Featured Snippet With Multiple Answers, New Design, Callouts & More?

✔️ Google Tests Site Name Above URL In Mobile Search Results & Rounded Favicons Again

> 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 2 pm EST.


Interested in being a guest on the vault!? Sign up now 

This Week in the Lab with SEO Mad Scientist

What You Should Know If You Are Reopening a GBP Listing or Putting Up a New One

Hey there Mad Scientists. Glad to have you back for another week of updates…

This week we will start with a quick review of our “reopened” listings. Last week we went over the current results after temporarily closing the listing. I didn’t notice that rankings were being affected in areas where we were receiving traffic but not other terms.

Shortly after that, we reopened the listing, and in about a week, here is the current result… 

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So apparently, whatever suppression Google was doing because of temporarily closing the business was most likely not done, or something reset when reopening the listing and just wiped out all SERPs while it re-indexed. We won’t know for sure until the listing starts to rank again; if it does…

How long will it take if rankings return?

We will be sure to let you know if and when it happens.

But it’s safe to say we would not advise marking a GBP as temporarily closed, even if you are. Unless you are ok with losing all your rankings…

Moving on to our new listing indexation test, we are just now seeing some terms outside our brand name and category.  

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“SEO Consulting” has popped into the SERPs as of 9/8. The listing went live on 8/10, so it’s been 19 days.

Now “SEO” is present in a few places on the listing (not in the brand or category). However, “consulting” is only in one place…

Specifically, “SEO Consulting” is an inner page on our website and is present in the top menu on our website’s homepage. 

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It’s interesting to see an emphasis specifically on the top menu. We don’t know if it’s because this is specifically a link to an internal page, if it’s because it’s a menu item, or if Google simply crawled the page and it was one of the lower comp terms that it picked up and started testing Us in the SERPs.

Join us next week for another update and discover what we find out with our GBP tests. We will launch a new “Menu Link” test soon to test our findings today.

Until then, happy testing! 

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