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Google Business Profiles Allow You To Edit/Add Social Media Profile Links

By Ben Fisher / February 12, 2024

As far back as 2019 I recall that users would ask how can I edit or control the social profiles on my GBP? The answer from anyone who worked with GBP was usually the same. Try JSON, Try SameAs schema markup. Pray to the Google Gods!  Well for the longest time, Social Media links…

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How Do I Change my Google Business Profile Logo?

By Ben Fisher / January 23, 2023

* updated on Jan 23, 2023 As long as I can recall, whenever you are optimizing a Google Business Profile (GBP) – formerly Google My Business – business profile, one of the most annoying “features” is updating the logo/cover photo. Usually, you upload what you like..most of the time it is your brand’s logo. This…

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GBP Reviews Missing, Why and What Can You Do About It?

By Ben Fisher / June 1, 2022

I started getting these emails about a month ago, they all go about the same way. “I have had my customers leave us a review, and they can see the review (screenshot included) but it is not showing on my business profile. As far back as June of 2021, I have been writing about how…

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Google My Business (GMB) Deprecates ShortNames

By Ben Fisher / June 7, 2021

In June of 2021, Google updated its help document to say “Important: You can no longer create or edit short names. Short names and URLs that already exist will still work.”A Google My Business (GMB) short name is a feature that helps a business to easily drive users to a GMB Profile or help solicit…

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Do Google My Business (GMB) Posts Help or (in this case) Hurt Rankings?

By Ben Fisher / May 3, 2021

We all love GMB Posts, they are a great tool for converting users from a GMB Profile.  I started hearing a few months ago about merchants having some issues with ranking right after a post was published. At first, I thought it was someone paying too close attention to ranking fluctuations, then after the report…

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