Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session with Chase Buckner February 25, 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

  • Follow button and welcome offer has been deprecated.
  • What are some alternatives to Yext?
  • Google says my posts and pictures are violating guidelines and automatically rejects them even after I’ve made changes – what can I do?
  • What type of pictures do you recommend for doctors?
  • What are the GBP spam instances where it’s too much trouble to pursue and is unlikely to be actioned by Google?
  • Is it possible to change mobile friendliness or the speed of a GBP listing?
  • Is there anything on your website schema that would change information on your GBP? 
  • Should I delete old pictures on my GBP after moving locations?
  • Could you give more details and examples of GBP posts to stand out from the crowd?
  • What are some other SEO groups you would recommend?
  • How does Google handle proximity for statewide map packs?
  • Do press release statements help backlinks?
  • Does using GBP chats and business messaging help with rankings?
  • I have a suspended GBP that was never verified – I set up a new one, but the correct one doesn’t show up. What should I do?
  • How do agencies keep up with Q&As?
  • I am finding lots of PO box GBP listings – when I go to suggest an edit, what do I pick?
  • Do pictures in GBP help with ranking in maps?
  • How problematic is it to rename your law firm in GBP?

Links from This Week’s Session