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Former business is showing on the Google map at my location

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Hi all-

I just verified my business and was excited to see if my company would pop up when I searched "Life Coach denver" or even "counseling denver"... regardless- my business didn't come up on the Google map, or in the Google search. Can anyone shine a little light on what I need to do? Did I miss something?

 

Thanks!

Hilary

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Hello Hilary,
Ranking well could take a while but your subject states a former business is showing at your location.
Is that your exact address? If that other business no longer exist at the location you should report it as permamently closed through Google Maps.
This help article explains how to do it.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3094088

If you would like advice form the contributors about your listing, please provide its name and full address.
Thank you




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Re: Former business is showing on the Google map at my location

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Hello Hilary,
Ranking well could take a while but your subject states a former business is showing at your location.
Is that your exact address? If that other business no longer exist at the location you should report it as permamently closed through Google Maps.
This help article explains how to do it.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3094088

If you would like advice form the contributors about your listing, please provide its name and full address.
Thank you




treebles, Google My Business Top Contributor

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Hi-
Thanks for your reply. I actually was not writing about what was stated in the subject line (not sure how that subject got in there).

I was curious why my business is not showing up when I google it and it's not showing on the google map. Do you have any ideas how I can be on both?

Thanks!

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Hi Hilary

 

First off, your name is against naming guidelines >> https://plus.google.com/101855044011217232348/about

 

It should just be Kineo Life, without added descriptors

 

As to Life coach denver : I do not see life coach in your business description or websites home page, which makes it quite difficult for Google to figure out.

 

Given the competition ( counselor denver ) you would need to work on building your sites brand, authority and trust.

 

To give you a starting point : https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Articles/Boost-your-Local-SEO-amp-Business-Visibility-in-S...

 

 



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Did you use the Radius setting ?

 

I suggest just setting Denver specifically.  Given the competition, using a serviced address, makes it difficult for Google to return more localised results

 

BTY I did find you appearing.

 

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Re: Former business is showing on the Google map at my location

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Hi Tim, Thank you so much for helping me. I changed my name and added Life Coach to the description on Google as well as on my home page of my website. I did change my radius to be 50 miles outside of Denver. I guess it was hard for me to determine since I coach over the phone as well as in person. Reading through your SEO info was helpful- although it's not a language I know very well. I'll have to keep doing research. I love the tips though- keep any coming if you think of any! Best, Hilary -- *Hilary Maxwell MA, LPC* *Kineo Life* *Setting Lives in Motion* kineolife.com 585.866.1728 * I exist to inspire people by visualizing a better future and initiating action resulting in growth. * *Growth: improvement, shaping, flourishing *