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Business verified, but not showing with competitors

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I went to your website and looked at the source for the home page.   I think you might like to change this tag

<meta name="description" content="I'm a photographer based in Lufkin TX, and available for travel. I'm here to pioneer change, tell my...">
    
    <style>

Since it says that your based in Lufkin TX.

Business verified, but not showing with competitors

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Hey Shane, Matt again! First off, you just added this page 3 days ago, it is indexed by Google but give it some time.

 

Also again this is your google maps url for Livingston here and for Lufkin here

 

If you google "shane photographer livingston tx" you will see your website and your map comes up, which tells us that it is being recognized by google. So it looks like you just need more time to get into the maps search results. I would visit this google documentation in the meantime. You have no pictures added for instance, which you can do fairly quickly. After you go through this documentation I would stop changing anything and let it sit for some time and see what happens.

 

I am not seeing a 301, I see a 200 (which is what it should be.) Not sure why google would be showing a 301, unless it was prior to being live. If you try it today does it still show a 301?

Requesting http://shanerhoden.com/livingston-tx

SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Server:
nginx/1.12.0
Date:
Sat, 06 May 2017 16:29:32 GMT
Content-Type:
text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Length:
27975
Connection:
keep-alive
Last-Modified:
Wed, 03 May 2017 20:31:40 GMT
Accept-Ranges:
bytes
Cache-Control:
max-age=0
Expires:
Sat, 06 May 2017 16:29:32 GMT
Vary:
Accept-Encoding
X-UA-Compatible:
IE=edge
X-Content-Type-Options:
nosniff

Business verified, but not showing with competitors

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Also when you are fetching as google are you using the non www verision of your site in search console?

For instance the 200 code I listed above was for non www verision, if I add the www I see the redirect, which is normal. In search console do you have both properties verified? Both www and non?

Requesting http://www.shanerhoden.com/livingston-tx

SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

Server:
nginx/1.12.0
Date:
Sat, 06 May 2017 16:54:20 GMT
Content-Type:
text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Connection:
keep-alive
Location:
http://shanerhoden.com/livingston-tx
Cache-Control:
max-age=0
Expires:
Sat, 06 May 2017 16:54:20 GMT
Vary:
Accept-Encoding

Redirecting to: http://shanerhoden.com/livingston-tx

Re: Business verified, but not showing with competitors

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Hi @Shane R

 

To be within the guidelines you should only have one Google My Business listing, the one at your Lufkin address (assuming the actual location of the business). You should also have that listing set as a service-area business with the address hidden since it appears to be a home address.

 

Please refer to the Google My Business Guidelines for more information.



TomW, Google My Business Top Contributor
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