Question: Do you know if physical location versus a PO Box affect your ranking via Google map?
Answer: I’m not completely sure about this issue. Many vendors are generating fake addresses so that they can be listed in multiple locations on Google local. I don’t believe Google has a big problem as to whether your business has a true physical address or just a multiple address.
You should be worried about multiple listings with the same website. I have worked with clients who tried to have multiple listings but the same web domain, and ultimately all of them were thrown out of Google local. So Google is definitely combating ‘Google Local Spam’ as it were, and rooting out duplicates. So be careful.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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