- Jul 4, 2020
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Waiting for your update my friend. Good luck
Around 6 months ago my mother opened a tailoring salon downtown. As I'm into IM it was natural for me to take care of her advertising, including GMB listing. I made the listing top-notch, made some NAP links to it, listed the business in local directories, and did all the usual stuff you would do for a local business.
I thought I was doing fairly good (never got deeply into it), until recently. I was offered a free GMB scan by a fellow blackhatter (thank you if you're reading this), just to find out the following:
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This is my ranking in each part of the city. Anything below 3 means my business is barely seen, if at all. In plain words, my ranking suck lol.
I started researching and realized that "Direction Requests" are one of the main signals in GMB ranking, and thus decided to do a case study. This map just seems perfect for it.
In the next 3 months, I'm going to request directions to my business and drive there from various locations. Not with my phone of course, but I will pick up my friends and then drive to the business, stay there for a couple of minutes and then leave. I will have my phone on Airplane mode while doing this.
I'll keep things random but I'll update you in the comments with each trip I take (men, women, request from home, request from mobile, iPhone, Android, everything). Sometimes I will have them leave a review after visiting and so on.
I'll do this in random intervals but I'm guessing it will be 50+ people by the end of March.
Then I will run the same test again and post the screenshot, just like the one above. Let's see how many greens we gonna score!
End Date: 31st March 2022.
I'm using the actual people's phones. This does significantly decrease the number of phones I can use but it gives me a genuine user experience.Appreciate the study. Driving directions definitely work but you're doing it the hard way. And you need more actions than just driving directions and leaving reviews. You need to warm those accounts up. Really replicate real human behavior. Visit other businesses, leave them reviews, upload photos, answer questions, anything you can think of. ANd make it random.
Awesome work man. I'm trying out tools to automate the entire process at scale. Considering most of my clients are on the opposite side of the country than me, I have no choice.
Damn! You were right. Hope you & your mom enjoy the success & cash in!
I didn't simulate this. I actually took real people's phones (friends, family, gf, hers family, etc) at their place or wherever they were atm, searched for KW, and requested directions to my business. Then stayed there for like 5-15 min, got a coffee for whoever gave me their phone and returned the phone.how can someone simulate this without actually traveling to the address