Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session March 3, 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

  • Bing Chat keynote clarifies AI won’t replace SEO.
  • Profile strength indicator bug has been fixed.
  • Why are reviews not showing up?
  • Are product features gone or limited to business/categories?
  • What should I do if I can’t use postcard verification? 
  • How can I get access to chat support for GBP?
  • What should I do if my GBP gets suspended because of my address, even though it hasn’t been an issue in the past?
  • If I switch from a location based business to Service Area Business, will switching back trigger a new verification?
  • When adding an attribute, if you check ‘yes’ or ‘no, you can’t uncheck it – is this a problem?
  • If I’m already using Toronto as a keyword on my website, should I add Canada as well for more reach?
  • Can I create a separate GBP for a different vertical under the same business name, but with different suites?
  • Will having dedicated pages for certain areas help me rank?
  • How do you add departments to GBP?
  • Is there a way to set up a GBP for a nonprofit that rents space from another local business?
  • Will changing the name of my business affect traffic?
  • Has there been issues with postcard verification recently?
  • How do I get my account bulk verified?

Links from This Week’s Session

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