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Is it safe to use Google Voice number for local business directory?

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Hello, 

 

My business is using the phone number that we got from AT&T 10 years ago.  Recently, I switched (ported) this phone number to Google Voice because it has more features and it's free. However, I found a random post saying that Google Voice phone number in your Google My Business profile can hurt your SEO ranking because Google may trust you less. 

 

I would very much appreciate if somebody would help me find the truth about it. If this is the case, it means that I made a huge mistake. Can't stop thinking about it. Please help!

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Is it safe to use Google Voice number for local business directory?

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@Tim Capper @Helmut Geissler

Dear experts, please help!!

 

Is it safe to use Google Voice number for local business directory?

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I'm afraid @Dima Y

 

I have no experiences with Google Voice number for local businesses

 

Just try it 

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Is it safe to use Google Voice number for local business directory?

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@Helmut Geissler Here is the article that scared me: https://lawyerist.com/59982/google-voice-hurting-local-search-rank/

 

Could it be real in your opinion?

 

Is it safe to use Google Voice number for local business directory?

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I'm afraid @Dima Y

 

As said I have no experience and I never read here in the forum any stuff warning users of GMB listing.

 

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile