Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session March 31, 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

  • Local search developments in Q1.
  • Local search ranking factors survey results have been released. 
  • Steady Demand is hiring SEO specialists.
  • Looking for examples of AI review responses.
  • OpenAI gives opportunity to block ChatGPT on your website.
  • How do I get my homepage to rank primarily in one location if I have multiple locations?
  • Is it more difficult to merge duplicate listings if one is an SAB and one is brick-and-mortar?
  • What should I do if Google keeps resetting my address after verifying a new one?
  • Why isn’t there a verification process to submit business licenses?
  • Is there such a thing as voice search optimization? 
  • Are there more legitimate reviews being filtered for SAB than brick-and-mortar? 
  • How do I do video verification for an SAB?
  • What should I do if my GBP says I’m located inside a building when I’m not?
  • What do I do if my question isn’t being answered in the community forum?
  • Will I get better support if I move to an agency GBP account?
  • Do check ins help ranking in an area?
  • How long does it take to get video verification approved?

Links from This Week’s Session