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Building backlinks directly to GMB page?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by Poker Rakeback Mafia, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Poker Rakeback Mafia

    Poker Rakeback Mafia Power Member

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    Has anybody tried building backlinks directly to the URL shortener provided by Google maps for a GMB listing?

    If so did it have any effect on the GMB position?
     
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    Would like some info on this as well...
     
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    People are always using the short URL to link to directions from their website.
    If you look at https://goo.gl/maps/ in Ahrefs there are over 500m links across over 880k domains.
     
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    Poker Rakeback Mafia Power Member

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    But does it help with GMB rankings, or is that just a record of a lot of failed experiments?
     
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    It does help in ranking the business location in the GMB serps.
     
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    Poker Rakeback Mafia Power Member

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    Why do you say this?

    Is this something that you have done for yourself?
     
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    Interesting move @Zwielicht .

    I'm planning on spamming the gmb listing with a couple of tiers of pbn's and GSA ;)
     
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    Be sure to let us know how it goes!
     
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    Not for myself

    But have done for others, and it has ranked in GMB listings.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Not to hijack this thread, however, how can you tell if a competitor is backlinking to their GMB?
     
  13. Poker Rakeback Mafia

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    Enter the GMB url in ahrefs/majestic etc.
     
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    where can i find GMB links? as when i click i just go to GMB environment as well as my own gmb
     
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    Go to maps

    enter the business name

    when the business GMB listing appears on the left hand side, click the three lines next to the business name to open the menu.

    Click share or embed map

    The link to share will be there
     
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    Thanks. Like this i guess: https://goo.gl/maps/QkirUYg2BUo (McDonalds Amsterdam)
     
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    What kind of links and how much did you do? Is a simple fiverr GSA gig enough for this? As i guess most people do nothing like i havent done anything for it. I have just spammed my tripadvisor and facebook pages in the hope it would help... but cant say much result for that ones
     
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    Yeah

    I still have absolutely no idea if it has any effect on GMB rankings though.
    A lot of people say it's makes no difference whatsoever.

    I'm going to try building 10 pbn links with unique content and one of those links on it and see if it makes any difference.
     
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    I did the web2.0 links with the google direction maps embed in them. And pointed some citations too.
     
  20. Alexfrance

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    Thanks Mate!

    SO for my McDonalds Amsterdam example it would be this: <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?p...am+Damrak+8!5e0!3m2!1snl!2snl!4v1548953270073" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And that you would embed into web 2.0s and additionally add local citations to the google maps link (https://goo.gl/maps/uoNDpQZrigK2).

    Is this the way you did this?