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August 26, 2019 at 8:21 am in reply to: Home Builder Client – Questions About Close-Out Communities #20403
With such a big client I’d be less eager to try this. I personally still think it’d be worth the low risk that Google would flag, but whether you want to bring it up with the client and attempt to get sign-off, maybe not…
I don’t really see any homebuilders ranking as an SAB but I suppose it’d at least be worth trying that before you mark a listing as permanently closed.August 22, 2019 at 9:01 am in reply to: Home Builder Client – Questions About Close-Out Communities #20390
So…others may disagree. But once the last home sells and the model is no longer a sales office, I would simply change the address of the listing to the next market in which they are going to be opening. (Assuming the name is just [___] Homebuilders, and the phone number can be rerouted to the new model home). That way you preserve all of the review equity you’ve built up.
This isn’t really any different than a restaurant moving locations with the same staff, IMO. Only the storefront has changed.
I probably wouldn’t list Foundation as your category as I do think it refers to more non-profit entities. I’d probably go with:
Primary Category: Masonry Contractor
Interior Construction ContractorJuly 9, 2019 at 9:02 am in reply to: Business Moving its Headquarters but Retaining Old Address #20184
My .02: I don’t think there’s a right answer, but if I had a client with the same situation, I’d go with what your instinct seems to be.
1) I’d update the address on the existing GMB listing to the new address to maintain its equity.
1a) Perhaps Joy Hawkins or Mike Blumenthal or another GMB “Product Expert” can help you escalate the case to Google that it’s the same business and reviews should transfer.
2) Only after that’s done and stable for a couple weeks would I create a new listing at the old address.
Definitely — check out Heather Lloyd-Martin @ seocopywriting.com (in addition to the suggestions above :D)September 18, 2016 at 11:32 am in reply to: Credit card processing- small agencies/contractors, alternative to PayPal? #11902
Not familiar with virtual terminal options but you might check out this company —
in combination with Stripe, which I HAVE used before and is super-simple…
As I said in my Local U Workshop last week, and will say next week in Williamsburg, Google wants to own the ENTIRE mobile experience. This includes not only the searching for, but also consumption and monetization of content. So this is a big deal, and for small businesses who (should) only care about leads, and not visitor monetization, I would absolutely invest in this early.
Connectivity is the former YellowBot. They raised several million dollars a few years ago with an eye towards being a small business CRM platform, but it sounds like they haven’t reached that vision yet & are still just continuing to do listings management.
I’ve had some success marking practitioners as a duplicate in Mapmaker…depends on the moderator you get, IMO. But I don’t really have any advice other than, “keep trying.”
Sorry, been in conference mode at the BIA Kelsey show all week.
Does this post answer your question?December 10, 2015 at 5:36 pm in reply to: Unable to delete a location in GMB Locations Tools #10368
Are you referring to the bulk dashboard, or single location? Do the instructions on this page not work for you?
Hey Joy, I haven’t heard of any changes to the Localeze interface or search results from our contacts there…sorry…