Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session August 18, 2023

Each week, Greg and Ben answer your questions on digital marketing for local businesses … local search engine optimization (SEO), Google Business Profile, social media, email marketing, websites, online advertising and more.

This Week’s Updates and Questions

  • Local Services Ads adds new categories.
  • New appeal form for rejected images and videos on GBP.
  • New image guidelines for Local Services Ads.
  • New GPB attribute of “are dogs allowed”.
  • Is Google removing reviews?
  • Google adds social media links for GBP.
  • What should I do if I’m not getting verified even with a live call?
  • How do I remove incorrect information from my GBP?
  • Is there a way to continuously strengthen the ranks in Google Maps?
  • What should I do if I want to move to a new location?
  • Is the option for the GBP website builder gone?
  • Is Google going to remove the ability for Services to add products?
  • Why can’t I see anything on the right side of the screen when I log onto GBP?
  • What should I do if I upload a video that doesn’t get approved?
  • Should I focus on building up my Apple Business Connect?
  • How do I access my GBP when there’s been a change in ownership?
  • How do I improve the location pin on Google Maps?
  • How do optimize for geo-specific locations when proximity isn’t a factor?

Links from This Week’s Session