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Business is not showing on the map in local search

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My business as a self-catering cottage has been verified but does not appear on Google Maps when a search for self-catering accommodation is made in my area. A search of the business name does come up on Maps. Why?

Some answers refer to not enough reviews, not enough other activity etc, but there won't be until the business takes off. Also, Google keeps trying to make me add business hours, but these are irrelevant for a self-catering cottage - is this the problem?

Business name: Porth y Dŵr

Address: 65 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, LL15 1HN

Phone (44) 1824 710246

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Porth+y+Dŵr/@53.1133818,-3.3161863,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0...

website: http://www.porthydwr.com

Business is not showing on the map in local search

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You cannot put any rented holiday properties directly into GmB.

 

You can only list the business at the 'office' address. If you do not see customers at the address you will need to set it as a Service Area business. Set the post code of your cottage.

 

If you are not using an agency then you need to set up and get a website ranked.

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Hi Andrew H

Thanks for your reply, but other similar businesses seem to pop up in searches so I don’t understand why mine doesn’t. I have a website, the Google listing was verified, but as it’s a new business I haven’t any reviews or means of ranking yet.

Carol



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Can you show a couple of search results to the other listings you are on about. They are not likely to be as your listing.

 

Did you verify by a postcard sent to the rented cottage address?

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Hi Andrew

Couple of similar listings, no reviews but come up on search:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Powys+Country+House/@52.9795163,-3.4787063,11z/data=!4m15!1m9!2m...

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/An-T-Gwen/@52.9693396,-3.3073657,11z/data=!4m15!1m9!2m8!1sself-c...

Yes I verified by postcard to the address a few weeks ago.

Regards
Carol

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