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Business doesn't appear in search nearby on map.

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I am asking again why does my verified business not appear when a search is made for locations nearby, but does when a search by name is made? Answers so far refer to ranking - ie get higher ranking if you do a, b and c, but how can you get better ranking if there is no show? How can my business get reviews if it doesn't show? What is the point of Google My Business if it doesn't???


Porth  y Dŵr - the Secret House (listed as self-catering accommodation)

65 Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HN

01824 710246ŵr+-+the+Secret+House/@53.1133818,-3.3161863,17z/data=!...


Business doesn't appear in search nearby on map.

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You need to take the self-review you left off the search result listing. You could get Suspended for that.


I am afraid the GmB is not designed for let out accomodation. So its not worth worrying about the entry you have made.


You are first for a search people might make


You need to look at the other nearby businesses as I advised and see how you compare in reasonable search results.

If you do not want to pay fees to booking sites then you need to SEO your own website.

Re: Business doesn't appear in search nearby on map.

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Hi Andrew
Thanks for replying. I know a self review is not allowed but as some
answers implied that receiving reviews made a difference to ranking it was
worth a try.
You also say that my type of business is not allowed. If it isn't, why did
Google verify it, and more importantly how come many self catering
properties appear in Google Maps search nearby?
Kind regards
Carol S