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Why does my business not show up in a Google search?

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Please can you assist...

 

www.haulandstore.co.uk

http://haulandstore.co.uk

 

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Can you help because we are at a lose now and don't know what to do?

 

Thanks

Neil

 

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@Neil B What search term are you wanting your page to rank for?

 

Your page is visible when I search for the business name plus postal code - https://www.google.com/search?query=haul%20and%20store%20GU15%203DT&num=10&near=surrey&gws_rd=ss...

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Hello Colan

Many thanks for replying

Do you know how we can avoid the postcode having to be typed? It's great you found us but it's not something anyone will know to type in?

We have some keywords in mind...

Storage
Warehouse
Fulfilment
Pick and Pack

Etc but we have not got to that part yet as we are novices and not sure how to start

First part was being stumped why a Google search of our name brought no results

We also go by the name Haul + Store and wondered if we can ensure people typing that and not the "and" will also find us

Thanks
Neil

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@Neil B

 

I get your business without entering the UK postal code but searching like below:

 

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I however  have to say:

I unfortunately don't get you on a category search for your business like "Storage Facility near Surrey" or "Storage Facility near Camberley"

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Understood and thanks for helping

Can you suggest the best way to get started so searches like that work please?

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I noticed the fact your category "storage facility" doesn't even appear on your website.
Try sending better and stronger signals via structured data (schema.org) perhaps
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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How long ago was the page verified? How long has the business been around for?

You likely just need more signals to help Google know that your business is real and that it matters. The only way they will start to increase your ranking is if you work on all the different aspects that impact Local Search ranking. If you aren't familiar with Local SEO you could read this: http://radicalmustache.com/ultimate-local-seo-guide/. Google's take on ranking: https://support.google.com/business/answer/7091

Another issue specific to the lack of a knowledge graph problem is the fact that your business name "haul and store" could be generic enough that Google doesn't realize it's a brand name.
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Thank you very much