CommunityCategory: Search Engine OptimisationQuestion about Local SEO
62f9b272b3772c279da3cb2c5e9a8a4c?s=48&d=mm&r=gMohammad Athar Staff asked 7 months ago
I’ve been told that all of our directories should match Name, Address, and Phone Number. I want to set up YELP with an individual tracking number, so I can track calls from that. If I do that, will it mess with the consistency of NAP matching for the rest of my local SEO?

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?s=48&d=mm&r=gFajal Shah answered 7 months ago
I have clients with tracking numbers on all their citation listings without issues.
Google once needed information from other platforms to understand your business. They now have patents that pull directly from your website through a patent that connects your GMB to your website.

Third party listings have no affect – do what makes the most sense for you!
Note: citations are still important but mostly to generate leads. There is very little SEO value left in them

?s=48&d=mm&r=gPoonam Sharma answered 7 months ago
not that NAP is not important anymore, but it has definitely gone down on my list of important items to ensure are “perfect”. As mentioned above, Google is all about making connections between entities, so as long as that connection is there it probably won’t hurt you too bad.

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