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My business has been verified and has a Google+ page that has been set up ( It will show up on google maps when specifically searched by name, however when searching using keywords for it's category (iphone repair, used computer store etc) it does not appear with even a marker on the map. Some customers have even reported that it will not come up by name for them. Is there something I need to correct for it to show up? Also when I just look at a map for Atlanta my neighbor businesses have a place label but my location does not even show up.

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@Ray R


few remarks please:


1#   this forum doesn't deal or answer any MapMaker related questions.

There is a dedicated forum for it ()

2#  searching for your category and the city ( Used Computer Store Marietta GA) I get you pretty good ranked  as the fiveth result of all results

3# read more about Place Labels

It is Google Local algorithms that choose what business listings are shown as Place Labels and it is not possible for business owners to request inclusion of the business listing as a Place Label. There is also nothing business owners can do with their business listings to ensure that their businesses are displayed as a Place Label on Maps and Earth.


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Hey Ray,

There are a few things that jumped out at me that might be hurting your ranking. Your city is Marietta (where your address is) yet your page on your site that you link to is all about Kennesaw ( and it is missing some basic SEO factors that are usually needed to rank well.


If you aren't familiar with Local SEO ranking factors, I'd start with these guides:


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Hi there, having already had 2 postcards sent to verify my advert I'm still not showing the marker at my address, then this morning I've had another request to send me a third postcard ? I'm on G+ and prior to moving home my marked used to be visible. I then fathomed out I had 2 accounts in places, so 1 was deleted and a new postcard sent for, received, verified but a month on still no marker. The map certainly works and promotes my site with my advert but not showing where my location is.

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Hi Martyn


Can you please start your own thread with your full business details and question.

This allows us to keep the forum organised and gives you the attention you need.

This ( ) is our top level Community--from there, you can click into the board title that is most applicable for your issue. Once you're in an individual board, you can click on the red/pink + sign in the lower right corner of the screen to start a new topic.

Thank you.

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