Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session October 13, 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

  • Bright Local’s SEO house of horrors for Friday the 13th.
  • You can now text message Google Local Services Ads leads.
  • Google tests a lite version of Search Generative Experience.
  • Google SGE can now create images and text.
  • How do I change the address when I go from brick and mortar to a Service Area Business?
  • Should I use Yext?
  • What is the difference between Suggest an Edit and using a redressal form?
  • How do I delete a duplicate listing?
  • Should I add EV Charging as a category?
  • Is a band eligible for a GBP?
  • Does the order of additional categories on a GBP matter?
  • Are the metrics from GBP insights still inaccurate?
  • Is there any benefit to using Apple Business Connect’s Showcase feature?
  • Is there a way to check interaction with website clicks from Apple Maps in GA?
  • Is there a way to see a list of all GBP listings at an address?
  • Do citations matter for ranking?
  • Should I move my ecommerce site to my main website?
  • How do I not get suspended if I am changing my business name and moving locations?

Links from This Week’s Session