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Home office business. Citations are important for seo

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Hello, 

We all know citationsare important for SEO.

But since I run  My business from home I don't want People to know my address. So I can hide my address in the maps but what about directories that won't have this option ?

 

Thank you

Mike

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Unfortunately Mike, most of the decent business directories require you to have an address listed so you won't be able to hide it.

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I'm bit contradicting @Ryan S regarding this.

@Mike B is requesting not getting for his SAB with a specified  hidden address the direction to his home shown up on a mobile I guess.

 

This is unfortunately happens on GMaps on mobiles only (it doesn't happen on desktop GMaps) and we excalated this as a supposed  bug to Google a while ago already.

Unfortunately this bug isn't yet fixed.

And I'm afraid as I can not you give any ETA when they will fix it.

 

Your best "workaround" actually is this:

change your service area (SA) from a radial SA to a SA defined by a list of locations and / or postal codes.

The reason is: on mobile the directions will "miss"-calculated by GMaps for a SAB with hidden address always to the center of the SA.

 

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@Mike B a lot of the good directories allow you to hide your address. You can see a list here of the ones that do: http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2013/04/22/private-local-citations-where-can-you-list-your-busi...


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