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Is it okay to add a keyword after my company name and Google places

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I know there's an ongoing debate and I wanted to see if this is actually true and I was under the impression that adding keywords to the back of your business name like this was not allowed

any imput , I was thinking if it's not the problem that would be a great way to rank

ComputerXpress - Computer Repair Services Lakeland FL.

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Is it okay to add a keyword after my company name and Google places

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Hi David


Adding keywords to your business name is definitely against Google's guidelines: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038177?hl=en&ref_topic=4540086

 

Check out the details under Business Name to confirm that keywords are not allowed.


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if thats the fact how do people seem to keep getting away with it ?

Is it okay to add a keyword after my company name and Google places

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It's a bit like speeding Mary - lots of people get away with it, until they don't :)

 

Unfortunately there is so much of it (spam, keyword stuffing) that sometimes it does slip through. If you see keyword stuffed business names I highly recommend using the suggest an edit function to rename the listing name to the correct real-world business name - that's what I do.


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Yes it seems to happen quite often I wonder when the day will come when it will be an algorithm that actually determines this spam naturally