Question: What do address do you recommend for a business that works from home such as a plumber who does not want to make his.her residence address public (but a real legit business)?
This is a big problem with Google+ Local for home-based businesses. They do not have any great solutions here. Here are your options:
They built Google+ Local on the “model” of the local pizza restaurant and because it HEAVILY rewards businesses whose physical address is in the town being searched, it puts home-based businesses (e.g., a contractor who works out of his home) at a HUGE disadvantage to businesses that have legitimate physical addresses. So you need to work around this.
I have used all three strategies. #2 is the weakest of the bunch.
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