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Hi

 

I have 2 office in the same city and when i google my business name the sub office comes up as the primary one.

 

Is there anyway to change this in the search listings?

 

Thanks

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Hi @Greg W

 

I'm going to help @Aaron R with his question, but feel free to add your details and we can take a look, or start another thread.

 

Aaron:

 

These are some pages i have found  

Middletown: https://plus.google.com/105646092449203467157/about

Warrenton: https://plus.google.com/113444562467355758299/about

 

404 Page for Warrenton ( the one in your search )

https://plus.google.com/114053499622761337122/about

 

St Luray  ( unclaimed ) https://plus.google.com/118030392425159464313/about

 

So, you want Google to show your main campus as Middleton primarily.

Note: Google also determines based upon IP locations and past browsing history which they feel the user want to see.

 

Step 1:

On your location page >> http://www.lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/

Correct those Map links to the actual campus.

 

screencapture (11).png

 

Example, the 1st one should link to :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lord+Fairfax+Community+College/@38.6821011,-77.7855284,17z/data=!3...

 

The 2nd one should link to:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lord+Fairfax+Community+College/@38.6699382,-78.4633141,17z/data=!3...

 

Step 2:

On the actual location pages : http://www.lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/middletown-campus/

 

Unlink the map quest in the address

Add all the relevant information about the campus, contact details etc

 

Use schema markup to mark this up : https://schema.org/CollegeOrUniversity

 

And also provide a direct link to the Google Page : https://plus.google.com/105646092449203467157/about

 

Step 3:

If you really want to reinforce that Middleton is the main page, then on your Home page where you provide the FB and Twit links, provide a G+ social icon that is linked to the middleton Google+ page.

 

 

In the wikipedia article, I would add some additional information about Middleton being the main campus : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Fairfax_Community_College

 



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I would also like to know the solution to this. We have two locations in the same state and our smaller location shows up as the primary location on Google maps.

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Hi @Greg W

 

This is generally because of the signals that Google is finding online.

 

Could you provide both business page URL's please and we can try figure out where the wires are being crossed.



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Sure!

Here is our main location (Middletown, VA):

https://www.google.com/search?q=Lord%20Fairfax%20Community%20College%20173%20Skirmisher%20Lane%20Mid...

Here is the location that keeps showing up by default when searching for "Lord Fairfax Community College":

https://www.google.com/search?q=Lord%20Fairfax%20Community%20College%206480%20College%20Street%20War...

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Hi @Greg W

 

I'm going to help @Aaron R with his question, but feel free to add your details and we can take a look, or start another thread.

 

Aaron:

 

These are some pages i have found  

Middletown: https://plus.google.com/105646092449203467157/about

Warrenton: https://plus.google.com/113444562467355758299/about

 

404 Page for Warrenton ( the one in your search )

https://plus.google.com/114053499622761337122/about

 

St Luray  ( unclaimed ) https://plus.google.com/118030392425159464313/about

 

So, you want Google to show your main campus as Middleton primarily.

Note: Google also determines based upon IP locations and past browsing history which they feel the user want to see.

 

Step 1:

On your location page >> http://www.lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/

Correct those Map links to the actual campus.

 

screencapture (11).png

 

Example, the 1st one should link to :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lord+Fairfax+Community+College/@38.6821011,-77.7855284,17z/data=!3...

 

The 2nd one should link to:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lord+Fairfax+Community+College/@38.6699382,-78.4633141,17z/data=!3...

 

Step 2:

On the actual location pages : http://www.lfcc.edu/about-lfcc/locations/middletown-campus/

 

Unlink the map quest in the address

Add all the relevant information about the campus, contact details etc

 

Use schema markup to mark this up : https://schema.org/CollegeOrUniversity

 

And also provide a direct link to the Google Page : https://plus.google.com/105646092449203467157/about

 

Step 3:

If you really want to reinforce that Middleton is the main page, then on your Home page where you provide the FB and Twit links, provide a G+ social icon that is linked to the middleton Google+ page.

 

 

In the wikipedia article, I would add some additional information about Middleton being the main campus : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Fairfax_Community_College

 



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Hi,

I am having a similar issue. I was trying to update our business from Arc Wichita County, Inc, to The Arc of Wichita County. On Google My Business, I updated everything and it looks good, but now when you search for "The Arc of Wichita County" it shows results for "Arc" and our old address. Chances are our old executive director set this up, but she wasn't really tech savvy, so it all needs to be updated. I thought I made myself the admin for it, but I guess I'm missing something...

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Hi @Addison F

 

Please could you start your own thread, we already have 2 questions on this thread, 3 will just make it super confusing for people trying to follow it.



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Tim,

Thank you so much for the detailed response. I will get to work putting all of these into action. Again the stellar support is much appreciated!

Aaron

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Hi Tim

Our URLS are

https://plus.google.com/111794051829596476057/about

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Jones+Whyte+Law/@55.8651528,-4.2835472,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x488...

the second one is what shows up when you google our company name, but i want the first oen to come up.

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Hi @Gordon H

 

Was this the old address ?

https://plus.google.com/+JoneswhyteCoUk/about

 

It is no longer verified, do you have access to this.

 

If you have access, can you deleted please.  ( I assume this is no longer the office address )

 

If this business address no longer exists, all the external citations online, need to be changed to the correct address.

 

SEE: "Jones Whyte Law" AND "12 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow G3 7RW"

 

On your websites footer above the address, add the name :

 

Jones Whyte Law

3rd Floor, The Connect Building
59 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 2DH

Tel. 0141 375 1222

 

Then use schema markup : https://schema.org/Attorney

 

On your contact page add a direct link to your business page  after address or map : https://plus.google.com/111794051829596476057/about

 

 

 



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