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My maps rankings have been lost for couple of days

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I have a client who has electrician services and has different branches across city, how would we add all his addresses, into schema? actuallly a dozen location based keywords dropped off ranking yesterday all of a sudden. We are confused why it happened. any help would be appreciated. Keyword = Electrician Sydney URL = www.secgroup.com.au Please help us understand what caused for keywords to drop maps rankings and also best way to optimize for local site. thanks santosh
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When I search https://www.google.com/maps/place/S.E.C+(Sydney+Electrical+Communications)+Group/@-33.869759,151.202... Google shows only 1 address.

Is it possible that the other locations have been "dinged" for suspicions of not being "real"?

Could you provide some details for some of the locations that are not showing?

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Hi Mike,

if you search the name you should get 3 listings in 3 different areas:

Other 2 areas are:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/S.E.C+(Sydney+Electrical+Communications)+Group/@-33.8236305,150.98...

and

https://www.google.com/maps/place/S.E.C+(Sydney+Electrical+Communications)+Group/@-33.8887855,151.06...

these 3 areas are showing in search but for keyword ranking they are not, when you search electrician sydney map listing was showing up in 1/b or 1/c but that dropped off and today it came back to 1/d i guess it will be back to top 3 in a day or 2.

can you please advise me how to maintain these on top 3? your guidance is very much appreciated and any help to educate me more on seo and local seo is much appreciated.

thanks
santosh

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I can not tell you how to maintain a position in the top 3. I can tell you that Google has said that there are three elements in their algo: proximity to the searcher, relevance to the search phrase and prominence.

You can't do much about your proximity to the searcher.

Relevance can be enhanced with review content, great website content, mentions in prominent media publications, appropriate categorization across the sites that Google looks at.

Prominence can be enhanced with appropriate and relevant links from locally prominent sites.