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A competitor's Google My Business in the organic pack is listed with the adword symbol next to it

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I have been using Google Adwords for years. Recently, I noticed a competitor's Google My Business listing showing up in the organic pack list on the 1st page search with a Google Adwords Symbol next to it. In addition his ad also appears in the organic pack list further down without the Google Adwords Symbol. Same exact ad including reviews. Is this legal? And if so how would I be able to do this? BTW.... this only is viewable on a mobile device. It will not show up on a desktop nor will you be able to see it using the Google Adwords Preview Tool in the mobile mode. Thank You - David

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A competitor's Google My Business in the organic pack is listed with the adword symbol next to it

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A competitor's Google My Business in the organic pack is listed with the adword symbol next to it

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It sounds that your competitor is bidding on your business name as a keyword. This practice is legit and common.

As for organic; this forum is focused on paid ads and advising about SEO practices is outside our scope,

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It is a Local Search ad. More info here:

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/3246303

 

 

A competitor's Google My Business in the organic pack is listed with the adword symbol next to it

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Thank you so much. I have been searching all day for that answer. I have enabled location extensions and synced them to my GMB account. They work on Google Maps. When I check my ad with the Google Ad Preview Tool it says "Your location extension didn't show even though it was eligible to" I have no other extensions running except the location extensions. Everything is setup correctly. I just enabled location extensions last week. I am a mobile business and I do come up on google maps with the location extension. If it makes any difference I come up on GMB local search ads (but not with the adword symbol) all over the metro area  Any ideas why it does not show although I am eligible? Thank you in advance

A competitor's Google My Business in the organic pack is listed with the adword symbol next to it

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This topic has continued in another thread here: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Advanced-Features/Location-extensions-are-not-working/m-p/...

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