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Hi,

My business Goal Soccer Academy operations in 9 locations, which are not fixed address', they are outdoor public parks.

 

One address has successfully been added, Lyne Park Rose Bay Sydney.

Another address has been added, Lough playing fields, but not successfully and it is saying: We're not showing this page because it's a duplicate of another.

 

Our SEO person doing this for us has vanished and i have no idea what to do next. I have 7 more locations to add !

 

0410167046

www.goalsocceracademy.com

 

Thanks, Claire

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Re: Multiple Business locations

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Hi @Claire C

 

I do not believe these are eligible for a business page.

 

There are 2 criteria for a business page:

 

In order to qualify for a local Google+ page, a business must make in-person contact with customers during its stated hours.

 

The other is if you serve customers at their location, as a serviced area business.

 

 

Guidelines: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038177

 

 

I believe that 1 single serviced area business page is what you would be eligible for, not multiple, because you are still 1 business and not several.

 

This current business page also violates naming guidelines, as you have added a descriptor to the business name, when its not the business name.

 

https://plus.google.com/102216210735398896864/about

 

I am also concerned how this page was verified, as this is not a business premises.

 

 

 

 



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Re: Multiple Business locations

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Adding to what Tim already said:

I saw your website offers a contact phone ( 0410 167 046)

supposed you would have used this phone for each location (I bet you have
done this) this would definitively trigger the GMB algos checking for
spammy pages
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Re: Multiple Business locations

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Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

We are a soccer academy and operate at 9 different public locations, at each location we have face to face contact with clients. I'm not sure if this makes us a 'service area business.'

In regards to naming, i copied a competitor called Soccajoeys, who have added their location at the end of name, such as Soccajoeys Bondi, Soccajoeys Bondi North.

The locations that have been verified, and the ones we are trying to verify, are our business premises, and have been so for 8 years.

Thanks

Re: Multiple Business locations

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Hi Helmut,
Thank you for your email,

Yes there would be one phone number for each location. This is the same as our competitors, so Soccajoeys have one number for all locations (hundreds of them) as do Ready Steady Go. I'm not sure why we would be any different to them?

Thanks, Claire.

Re: Multiple Business locations

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I know just from experience that having the same phone number for several
locations will trigger Googles anti spam algos
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile