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Map listing not showing up on maps

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Hello,

Need to know why my business is showing up as this weird shape as opposed to a pin to the address I provided. Can anyone assist please?

 

Link here.

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August 2016

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LOL LOL LOL 

 

you will not beleive me.

But I as German can replicate your findings  on my end too

I'm guessing  Google is  indeed trying to make "Britain great again"

LOL LOL LOL

 

I have a German based business (using it just for testing purposes only)

 

And usually I don't even  have specified  any service area for it.

But to replicate your matter I specified "UK" as my service area - just to test waht happens:

 

However It happens the same crap as for you

 

screenshot-www.google.de 2016-08-22 19-06-38.png

 

What does it mean (at least from Googles point of view):

Brittain is great again - not that great as it was in the past but a little bit greater as it is worth.

 

Now I'm waiting when D. Trump will make the "US great again"

 

Perhaps users selecting the entire USA in December this year as their service are will get Guam and the Virgin Islands covered also - maybe Japan and other countries occupied  in the past too.

 

Let's just see how Google will react in Novenmber after the elections.

 

But seriously"

I will escalate this funny stuff to Google.
and I strongly recommend you to deleted United Kingdom as SAB.

It doesn't on;y trigger the  above "crap" it isn't of any benefit for your ranking to have a SAB covering an entire country.

Any SAB less then about 30  or 35  Miles is ok.

Having it greater as a radius of 30 miles  is definetively a disadvantage.

Belive me.

Its our all experience here.

 

 

 

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

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Looks nice!!!


Maybe Google believes Cyprus is still a part of the lost Birish Empire LOL

But seriously:

Please provide a screen grab showing the specified SAB of your business as in your dashboard of GoogleMyBusiness
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: Map listing not showing up on maps

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Accepted by topic author Brian B
August 2016

Re: Map listing not showing up on maps

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# 4
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LOL LOL LOL 

 

you will not beleive me.

But I as German can replicate your findings  on my end too

I'm guessing  Google is  indeed trying to make "Britain great again"

LOL LOL LOL

 

I have a German based business (using it just for testing purposes only)

 

And usually I don't even  have specified  any service area for it.

But to replicate your matter I specified "UK" as my service area - just to test waht happens:

 

However It happens the same crap as for you

 

screenshot-www.google.de 2016-08-22 19-06-38.png

 

What does it mean (at least from Googles point of view):

Brittain is great again - not that great as it was in the past but a little bit greater as it is worth.

 

Now I'm waiting when D. Trump will make the "US great again"

 

Perhaps users selecting the entire USA in December this year as their service are will get Guam and the Virgin Islands covered also - maybe Japan and other countries occupied  in the past too.

 

Let's just see how Google will react in Novenmber after the elections.

 

But seriously"

I will escalate this funny stuff to Google.
and I strongly recommend you to deleted United Kingdom as SAB.

It doesn't on;y trigger the  above "crap" it isn't of any benefit for your ranking to have a SAB covering an entire country.

Any SAB less then about 30  or 35  Miles is ok.

Having it greater as a radius of 30 miles  is definetively a disadvantage.

Belive me.

Its our all experience here.

 

 

 

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

Re: Map listing not showing up on maps

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LOL at Trump making US great again.

Anyway, since we're an e-commerce business, we thought it best to add the whole of UK as we do deliver to all of UK. The main reason we didn't tick the box/for our address to be made public is because we don't have a storefront.

You reckon listing London as SAB would be more beneficial and would get rid of that weirdly shaped service area?

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you must be careful then @Brian B if not haveina store front.

 

Note you are eligible for a local listing (and this is for brick and store listings as well as for SAB listings) ONLY in caseyou have face to face contact with all oyur customers.

 

Means:

pure  online acting businesses are not eligible and you might run into a suspension of your business soon.


See more here: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038177?hl=en

 

Unless you contact "in person your customers you should try to get reverted your local listing into a brand page.

And you definetively will not get any marker on GMaps for your actuall SAB listing.

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

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Thanks, Helmut.