Local SEO and Marketing Q&A Session with Guest Host Colan Nielsen March 11, 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

  • GBP Category updates. 
  • Google changes in search experience with posts and location verification. 
  • Malware blocking reinstatements. 
  • New double verification and video verification.
  • WooCommerce has a new E-commerce plugin for products. 
  • Why do my GBP posts keep getting rejected?  
  • Is switching from a free Google website with good ranking to WordPress worth the risk? 
  • Does your GBP rank better if you check off ‘yes’ to identifies as x owned? 
  • Is there a way to convert a regular account with over 2000 GBP to an agency account? 
  • Are there problems with Google adding services that takes multiple times to remove?
  • I seem to be getting more calls after switching from voicemail only to answering them – does Google have any affect on that?
  • What are your thoughts on the transparency company? 
  • If a business gets their GBP suspended and they are advertising with Local Service Ads, is it affected? 
  • I’m concerned about missing calls for double verification – any suggestions? 
  • Google has said that because of a previous violation, pictures are permanently restricted even though I have taken care of the issue- what can I do? 
  • Is it helpful for SEO to complete the free mini website if a company already has a free standing website?

Links from This Week’s Session