Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session July 1, 2022

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

  • Google testing new local cards, reviews carousel, and review tab.
  • Missing reviews update.
  • Why are my posts being automatically rejected?
  • What can I do about the delay on reinstatements?
  • Should I ask a customer to leave a Google review while they are still in the store?
  • New waiting period for new owners and managers.
  • Are backlinking services worth the money?
  • Why are suggested edits under review for weeks?
  • Can car charging stations have GBPs?
  • Will using a website designed template theme hurt you and is it a waste to use them?
  • We have many backlinks on our local service business’ website from strange sites. How do you know which ones to disavow or if they are not hurting anything?
  • How do I rank well in the Google Carousel?
  • How do you change the Social Profile on a GBP?

Links from This Week’s Questions