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No, you are categorically not allowed to title your business name on Google My Business (formerly Google Places and Google Local Business) with anything other than your physical registered business name even if your domain name is something different. Google's quality guidelines for local business confirm this: Your name should reflect your business’ ...


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Here is a forum that discusses this question. User "adriver38" asked this question to Google and got the following response: (emphasis addid) You can create a new Places Page for your new restaurant location by selecting "add another business" within your Google Places dashboard. The new page will take a couple of weeks to show up in search. Google ...


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It's no big secret that Google loves to use algorithms and crazy hard mathematical equations for its return of search results, in both organic and local results. This is no different when Google computes its review average. MEAN (Average) The issue here isn't the fact that Google is returning an incorrect review average, the problem is that you are ...


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Google does not make this easy, however you can scrape it with the following php code. First you need the "place id", you can get this using this tool: https://developers.google.com/places/place-id Start typing the business name and once google finds it, you can copy the place ID from the popup. Here's the PHP - replace ENTER_PLACE_ID_HERE with the place ...


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Google views duplicate pages for each city as low quality "doorway" pages. It gives it as en example directly in their webmaster guidelines: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2721311?hl=en You can have a page for each city but you have to make it unique and usable. It can't just have a single action such as "Click here to go to our home page" ...


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You can have multiple businesses listed at the same address just like this listing http://www.google.com/maps?q=349+5th+Ave,+New+York,+NY+10016&hl=en&sll=40.720136,-73.998756&sspn=0.009286,0.021136&hnear=349+5th+Ave,+New+York,+10016&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A This is WeWork at "349 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016" It is a coworking space in ...


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If you're asking about Google My Business (replacement for "Google Places") then the answer is pretty straightforward. In this example you can see that they represent the number in their database with the +16042216684 format, but in the frontend they show it as (604)-221-6684 For our my clients, I've entered it as (XXX)-XXX-XXXX into Google My Business, ...


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Schema.org doesn’t offer a property for Google’s Place IDs. As these IDs are strings (not URIs), you can’t use the sameAs property. I can see two ways one way how a Google Place ID could be specified: You could define your own property with the additionalProperty property, where you specify the Place ID as value for the value property. Of course you can’t ...


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If you have a Google Places place_id and API key, the following URL will return the hours as a JSON object. Just be sure to replace "YOUR_PLACE_ID" with your actual Google Places place_id and "YOUR_API_KEY" with your Google Places API key. https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/details/json?placeid=YOUR_PLACE_ID&fields=opening_hours&key=...


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I believe Schema.org is perfect for this. <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "LocalBusiness", "address": { "@type": "PostalAddress", "addressLocality": "Mexico Beach", "addressRegion": "FL", "streetAddress": "3102 Highway 98" }, "description": "Need carved limestone? We got em", "...


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You can't. According to How to Remove Bad Reviews from Google Search Engine, Google will not remove reviews unless you serve them with a court order. It would be much easier to have your client solicit newer reviews from loyal customers.


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i never ever seen, that Google shows a local business without a house number in search query. However, if i type a house number in, Bybe is well displayed:


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Based on what you are stating, and the fact in comments you say that all the duplicate sites will be in English but targeting different audiences you have two options here... Your first option is if the substantive content of the site will be the same across all the sites. If that is the case then your only real course of action would be to pick one site as ...


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I would do it with facebook advertising; it crunches data so that really only local customers are reached. I would give it a try


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There are a couple of different ways to look at it. First, since you're business will attract only people close by, I would say you should invest some time creating and managing pages such as a google+, facebook, yelp, and other directories. Make sure you create business pages on google maps, bing maps and others as some of the results when a customer is ...


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I think it different on each case. You have to do some research about the keywords of your local business to see if those keywords have local interest. Try to get the search volume on Google Adwords Keyword Planner https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner For example the business is plumber in Bournemouth, try to input "plumber in bournemouth", "plumber ...


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Adwords is and continues to be a powerful method of attracting potential customers through local search. I'm not sure where you read that Adwords doesn't support local searches, you only need to do a search for Web Design Bournemouth, Plumber in Bournemouth and so forth and check out the ads. You can read more about setting up local ads in Googles Adword ...


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First, get linked and verified with Google webmaster tools then set your target audience locality (country based). You may wanna link to your Google analytics and adwords up too. If you have a physical location then you should sign up and verify your realm using Google places for business. This will give you a Google+ page that is more or less like a ...


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Whilst logged in to Google+, click on your profile image in the top left corner and in the dropdown should be the pages that you are an owner / manager of. Selecting one of these will allow you to then use Google+ as your page. You should know when you are using the network as a page as the profile name and your profile image will change to that of your page....


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When did you add your business to Google Places? It can take up to 4-5 weeks before the listing could appear in Google's organic search results. If it has been submitted sometime ago and you still do not have a places map for your listing in the organic search results for a search on your business name, it would be worth linking your Google Places / (now) ...


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In my own experience: A Google+ Page is part of Google's social network. Think Facebook Page for businesses. If a business with a Google+ Page also has a physical location, it can create and verify a Local (previously Places) Page which essentially merges as part of the business' profile According to Google : When a business owner verifies a local ...


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Here is a very lengthy article discussing a number of ways to track Google Places data in Google Analytics. It's far too long to repost here http://www.seomoz.org/blog/tracking-traffic-from-google-places-in-google-analytics


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I feel your pain. I believe having multiple business can have the same address. Think off a sharing office space. What would such businesses do? Having multiple businesses should not be a problem for local SEO if they have unique NAP's. NAP's stands for name, address and phone number. Okay the address can not need to be unique in our case. But name and ...


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When someone's Googling the actual business address, chances are they've already made up their mind about your business, or are further researching your company to make that decision (or of course, just getting directions/information). Google Places SEO should focus more on the individual business's offerings or services, and actively target those related ...


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