- Aug 30, 2019
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Is there a way to track how many people see or use a business's Apple Maps listing? It doesn't look like Apple allows you to add a UTM to your website URL. Is there another way to track this?
In addition to the canonical, you could try noindexing the page. Google doesn't always follow the canonical, but typically respects noindex.An incredibly smart individual sent me the following tip but asked to remain anonymous. They recommended using a different URL than you use anywhere else but that still opens the location page information. You'd want to make it a URL that has a canonical tag to the real URL. Also, stay away from UTM codes as those aren't allowed on Apple.
I'm perhaps not getting this, but could you do a page that redirects to the home page?
About 2 months. Perhaps 2.5.Excellent, how long have you been running this Jay?
If you also want to track GMB traffic in the GSC, you will probably find utm parameters (or any parameters) will not work. GSC now canonicalises the URLs in its reports, which means it is most likely that the utm parameter URLs will be canonicalised to the base URL.
I'm not using UTM parameters, but do use a query param in my GMB links and I can see them to this day in GSC as separate pages.
GMB is its own thing in search results. The URLs it uses don't have to be in the index. Maybe their system does not do the canonicalisation for those entries as it may not have the data to work out the canonical.