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Our Business is not showing when searching plumbers

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We are a Plumbing and Sewer business. When we do a google search for plumbers (near me, etc..) our business does not even show up on the search. Are we doing something wrong? The business has been verified so not sure what is going on. When we search for the business it shows up though.

Any help on this is much appreciated! Thank you! 


Blue Whale Plumbing and Sewer

110 Kirkland Cir unit i, Oswego, IL 60543

Oswego, IL 60543


Our Business is not showing when searching plumbers

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Hi @valerie s


There are two possible cases here:


1. If your business listing has been verified and you search for your exact business name or phone number, your listing should appear.


2. If you search for a business category or keywords related to your business - or category, location (for example 'plumbers near me') your business listing may not appear. How Google determines which businesses appear in the second case is decided from over 200 factors, some of which may be weighted towards location. However, just because your business is the closest or has the most reviews does not guarantee that it will appear.


This video from Google covers some of the possible reasons in more detail: I can’t find my business on Google


I hope this answers your query and is of some help.