Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session September 1, 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

  • You can now edit social media links in GBP.
  • Google adds links to Search Generative Experience .
  • Google shares SGE feedback and expands to Japan and India.
  • Bug with photos for desktop users.
  • How do I add new locations in my GBP?
  • Is Google unverifying practitioner listings?
  • Why can’t I add pictures to a Google Post?
  • Why is the chat feature not showing up?
  • How do I have multiple services on multiple location pages?
  • When will Google roll out SGE to the general public?
  • Is adding in information for auto-complete addresses in maps new?
  • Is it an issue to have the same social media links for several different locations on separate GBPs?
  • In the health care field, is it better to set up a listing as a practice or practitioner?
  • How do you optimize secondary categories so that you rank for associated terms for “near me”?
  • If I manage an AdWords account with disapproved ads, can that effect the GBP profiles that I manage with the same email?
  • If a past client/lead contacts you through Local Service Ads and you are charged for it, are you able to dispute it with Google?
  • Will email verification for SABs become more common?
  • How do I access my GBP when it has been suspended for “suspicious activity”?
  • Why does Google not show a positive review?
  • How long does it take for a GBP listing marked as permanently closed to disappear from search results?
  • Where do you add the social links on GBP?

Links from This Week’s Session