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Google Business Profiles, Local SEO, Reviews

Review Spam: Wipe Your Cheating Competitors Off The Map With This Strategy

This is a guest post from our friend and superstar spam-fighter, Sam Knight. Sam is a Gold Product Expert for Google Business Profile, a local SEO consultant,…

Google Business Profiles, Local SEO

Does Setting Your Google Business Profile as “Temporarily Closed” Impact Local SEO Rankings?

Back in 2020, Google claimed that setting your Google Business Profile as "Temporarily Closed" did NOT impact your rankings.  Well, what if I told you that…

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Google Business Profiles

Should Service Area Businesses Show or Hide Their Address for Local SEO

Does a service area business rank better when they show their address on their Google Business Profile, or when they hide it? This question has been…


The Best Strategy To Get More Google Reviews

People always ask me how to get more Google reviews. A lot of SEOs recommend using software that automates the process of asking for reviews, but…

Google Business Profiles, Local SEO, Whitespark Weekly

How to Get Social Media Links on Your Google Business Profile

Want to know how to get your social media links on your Google Business Profile? Google doesn't provide a way for you to add or edit…

Google Business Profiles, Local Insider, Reviews, Whitespark Weekly

How to Remove a Negative Google Review (This Works!)

How do I remove a bad Google review? This is one of the most common questions business owners have about their Google Business Profiles. The answer:…