Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session July 9, 2021

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

This Week’s Updates and Questions

  • Congratulations to Jason who has reached a Level 10 Local Guide on Google.
  • Stricter penalties of losing reviews for review gating.
  • Showing the source in Messages from Posts on GMB.
  • What are the best strategies for getting customers on Apple maps?
  • Apple maps is starting to crack down on Service Area Businesses.
  • Facebook ads for unnecessary voice search registration services.
  • Why you should care about Bing business listings.
  • How you can sync Bing with GMB.
  • What are the best practices when it comes to SEO to regularly update images to your GMB listing and website for a restaurant?
  • How can I better convert people who visit my GMB page?
  • Any success stories from using the Google website feature in GMB?
  • How should you work with filtered reviews?
  • Is Apple Maps only interested in providing driving directions to brick and mortar type businesses?
  • If you start with a GMB website and then create a full website with your own URL, will you lose any SEO benefits you built up?
  • Does Google want to see that you’re utilizing the different kinds of posts in your GMB listing?
  • What do you think about review throttling in terms of reputation management?

Links from This Week’s Session