Question: How do I avoid appearing on my Google local, apart from not using keywords. I am dropshipping in […] and, although I have the sales tax rules in place for […] as far as is possible, I have to ask Kansas customers extra ?s and a lot hinges on whether they tell the truth about being in or out of city boundaries. I also have to look up each address to find out the State sales tax code for it. Hence I do not want more than 20 customers per month in my own state!
Answer: Well, you are the first person who has ever wanted to minimize your listings on Google local! LOL. It sounds like you want to de-emphasize your local state customers. I think your only real option is to opt-out of Google local by getting rid of your listing.
But perhaps you can get your customers to more correctly specify their city locations at order time? I would hate to see you miss out on sales. For most people, to get into Google they need to include their keywords into their company name, and of course be registered in the city that they wish to appear in.
I think beyond that it’s sort of all or nothing: List or not list.
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