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Service area locations not shown in search results

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I have setup my electrical business to service the areas 50km from my place of residence (which is hidden). When searching for my business in surrounding suburbs it is not in the search results. The only results it is found is in my suburb ie Electrician Salisbury. My business is Ralston Electrical & Data and I would like it to be seen by anyone looking for an electrician within their suburb I service.

Re: Service area locations not shown in search results

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Hi @Glenn R


Unfortunately, specifying a service area is not a 'set and forget' approach that guarantees your business will show up for those areas.


There are a number of factors at play here that influence the map listing results.


The main ones are:

  1. Relevance
  2. Distance (from the searcher)
  3. Prominence

I would recommend reading this comprehensive article for more info: 

Ranking Factors of a Google Business Page


You could try creating some targeted content relevant to the surrounding suburbs which may 'extend your reach' in the eyes of Google. 


I hope this is some help.