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There is plenty of questions and answers out there on Google Places...I have reviewed, edited and watched numerous videos on how to get my Google Places in the box at the top of the page (with no results so far).  I am hoping that someone out there, can share with me why I am not showing up.  I contacted Google and they sent me information on how to get there (done that).  Here is my situation:

 

My website is www.butterandeggadventures.com

my key word search is:  (zip lines in alabama)

I am usually listed as two or three organically, have dozens of power listings via my Yext account, several reviews (trying to get more)

My Google Places page is: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Butter+and+Egg+Adventures/@31.8203588,-85.9206812,16z/data=!4m2!3m...

 

Any thoughts, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Ron, ranking for "zip lines in Alabama" is going to be a long shot. Google My Business is designed for searches with a higher degree of local intent. Searching for Alabama covers an entire state. The only two results I see for that search are State Parks. That is going to be hard to compete with.

Performing a search for Zip Lines in Troy AL, brings you up as a one-box.

So keep focusing on the organic results for the state wide searches and the GMB for searches within Troy and maybe even some surrounding areas.
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@Ron P

 

not sure it matters Ron.

But there is somethings pretty bad with your website butterandeggadventures.com  (rather then your working business page plus.google.com/100491848792585398535)

 

The website butterandeggadventures.com gives me an errror:

 Screenshot 2015-12-30 at 16.21.40.png

 

At least there is no reason to show your business page on a keyword search for (zip lines in alabama) even in case its part of the business description.

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Helmut, thanks for the reply. Not sure what you IP is, but I am blocking from some countries due to heavy hits. Most of them are from Russia and China. What is your first IP number and then I can tell if you are in those. On your other note, you mention (zip lines in alabama)...are you talking about the description just under the title?

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I'm in Germany but I get daily a new IP from my Internet provider
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I think that I have cleared your IP...Try again go to www.butterandeggadventures.com
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Ron, ranking for "zip lines in Alabama" is going to be a long shot. Google My Business is designed for searches with a higher degree of local intent. Searching for Alabama covers an entire state. The only two results I see for that search are State Parks. That is going to be hard to compete with.

Performing a search for Zip Lines in Troy AL, brings you up as a one-box.

So keep focusing on the organic results for the state wide searches and the GMB for searches within Troy and maybe even some surrounding areas.
Colan Nielsen, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Thanks @Colan for chining in

and nope @Ron P

I get the same forbidden error while accessing your  website

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Helmut, I seem to be able to access the website ok.
Colan Nielsen, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Thanks Colan. I see your point, but try "zip lines in georgia" and you will find several stand alone facilities like ours. Same for North Carolina....

I am just about sure that I have more of the NAP listings than anyone else. I just can't put my finger on this....

Your thoughts are very much appreciated.