Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session June 06, 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

  • Google reveals charity incentivized reviews are not allowed.
  • Google adds implicit code execution and export tables to Google Sheets.
  • Is there a way to force a video for a cover photo?
  • Will email verification become more common?
  • Is the Pointy app useful for adding products to my GBP?
  • Is my GBP at risk of being suspended if I have the city in my business name?
  • Why is my business marked as “temporarily closed”?
  • If my GBP got suspended because of changes, should I get it reinstated, or try with a new listing?
  • Are Google AI search results good?
  • How can I use GBP with two churches in the same building?
  • What should I do if Google Ads isn’t accepting my business because the name isn’t the same as the domain?

Links from This Week’s Session

Google Bard Adds Implicit Code Execution

Ben Fisher is the co-founder Steady Demand and has been helping businesses grow their online presence since 1994. Ben is a Google My Business Platinum Product Expert, a contributor to the annual Moz Local Search Ranking Factors Study, and a regular contributor to BrightLocal. Ben is also the co-host of the new Local Marketing Institute podcast.