How to enable or disable the Google 3-pack


There are two ways you can enable/disable Google 3-pack.

Method #1: In the Campaign Settings

From within a campaign, you can click the Gear Icon at the top of the screen next to the campaign name.

Then, click 'Edit Campaign.'

On the next screen you will scroll down until you reach the 'Rankings' section.

From here, click to enable or disable the Google 3-pack.

Then, click "Save" before leaving the screen.

Method #2: In the Campaign Rankings Module

To toggle the Google 3-pack setting from enabled to disabled (or vice-versa), first navigate to your SEO --> Rankings module. 

Click the "Settings" icon. Then, part-way down the "Settings" screen, click the "Edit" link to take the Settings options out of read-only mode.

In the drop down next to "Google Local 3-Pack", choose either "Enabled" or "Disabled" from the drop down, according to your preference and business needs. When finished, click "Save".

Since Google Local SERPs include 3 Pack results by their nature, the settings described here only apply to the standard Google rankings SERP tracking.

Definitions

  • Toggling your Google 3 Pack setting to "Enabled" means that when we find your site or Google Business Page (GBP) in the 3 Pack, we'll report that as your organic rank, even if your site also appears elsewhere in the organic SERPS.
  • Toggling your Google 3 Pack setting to "Disabled" means that we will completely ignore the 3 Pack when reporting your SERP rankings.

Example

Let's say that your site is Pizzaiolo.ca. Notice that the site appears in the 1st position in the 3-Pack, and in the 3rd position in the organic SERPs.

If you have the 3 Pack setting enabled in our dashboard, then your rank for the keyword "Pizza" will be reported as 1st, since we'd be using that 3-Pack ranking position.

If you have the 3 pack setting disabled in our dashboard, then your rank for the keyword "Pizza" will be reported as 3rd, since we're ignoring the 3-pack, and reporting only the standard SERP results.

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