Question: When you mentioned that each distributor should have their own URL – we’re an eye care practice w/ 5 locations – you’re not talking about us having 5 different URLs are you? Or should I concentrate on using our main location, then listing other locations in our description?
Question: Re: Getting listed on the Google maps – I work in a larger organization and had to use the main # for the call back confirmation from Google. Did not get the call. Can I have them call my private line at the business? It didn’t seem that I had that option.
Answer: If your business has multiple locations but one website, you can list them all. Follow the instructions inside Google Places. Up to ten are allowed. Simply add them as ‘another listing’ on Google Places. They do not necessarily need to have a separate web address, although that would help.
Google is a little vague about this issue, and is set up really to handle single location businesses. As for the confirmation call, you can go back to your account and re-request that call. They come very quickly – in just a few minutes. So if you do not get it in a few minutes, something is wrong. You can also request verification by postcard.
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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