Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session November 4, 2022

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 continues fixing suspension issues.
  • New In Search Experience now fully available.
  • Why are my Products being rearranged on my GBP?
  • Is there any benefit to posting more than once a week?
  • Can I use the agency dashboard to be invited by a suspended account?
  • How do I make Google Posts more engaging?
  • What type of page should I implement structured data for local business?
  • What should I do if my profile is considered a duplicate?
  • Is it okay to use emojis in GBP listing names?
  • Why are my listings being marked as permanently closed?
  • How do I send a maps link for the reinstatement form when I can’t capture it with In Search Experience?
  • I can no longer crop photos for posts because of In Search Experience – will that functionality be added back in? 
  • Is there a way to see who has edit access on your listing with In Search Experience?
  • Google is changing primary categories – will I risk suspension if I change it back?
  • I got suspended for a duplicate listing and haven’t heard back from Google after sending documentation – what should I do?
  • Do keywords in reviews impact ranking for those keywords? 
  • Is the SERP feature the only way to edit GBP now?
  • Is it ok to use animated Gifs in the GBP services or products area ?
  • Why are Local Service Ad leads dropping?

Links from This Week’s Session