Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session March 15, 2024

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

  • New GBP suspension appeal process fully rolled out.
  • New Re-review precess for if you fail the appeal.
  • Should I extend GBP hours beyond actual business hours to increase search visibility?
  • Is it worth it to manage Apple Maps listings?
  • Why has my GBP been suspended right after verification?
  • Is it possible to have two locations for one business show up in search when searching for the company name?
  • What should I do if I receive a request for ownership transfer?
  • Are GBP Posts going away?
  • Why aren’t all my locations showing up when I do a branded search?
  • Is it possible to combine GBPs and transfer reviews to one GBP?
  • What do I do if I purchased a company but Google won’t verify the location?
  • Should I make a GBP for each of my locations if they are in the same city?
  • How does the Google update affect leads and rankings?
  • Can I set up a GBP for a service that does tele-health calls?
  • Is Google Search Console useful for tracking click-through rate?
  • Is an organic listing as important for local search?
  • Is using 24/7 for a call center high risk for suspension?
  • How do I change a tracking number without triggering a suspension?

Links from This Week’s Session