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Address & service area not the same as competitors

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Andrew Riley heating, plumbing & gas

44 Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1LS

07729 262276

https://plus.google.com/114939924390014872446

 

I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location, so have not ticked the box "I also serve customers at my business address" My address is therefore hidden from the public and I do not have a marker on the google map. This is detrimental to me as a local service as all my competitors have their full address showing on their google+ listing.  We would like potential customers to know we live in the area and are therefore local - this is a positive selling point! How do we do this? 

Thanks in advance for any help offered..

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Address & service area not the same as competitors

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I'm not sure all of your competition are just mobile services only - not "serving customers at their business address"

May be some have a brick and mortar location to serve cusomers over there too.

But in case you know competition not having a brick and mortar based location and not having hidden their address you should report them as spammer.

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Address & service area not the same as competitors

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to be honest virtually all of them are operating from their home addresses - that's the nature of being a self employed plumbing & heating engineer! We are at a disadvantage not displaying our address in that we look suspect!