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Verified business not showing up in map listing after keyword search

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I have a verified Car Rental business location which will not show up in the map list after a standard keyword search like "country + car rentals". The business was verified more than a year ago. Please help me fix this problem so customer can see it in the listing.

 

The business is this one https://www.google.com/maps/place/Drive-A-Matic+Car+Rentals/@13.0802347,-59.5577038,12z/data=!4m8!1m...

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Re: Verified business not showing up in map listing after keyword search

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Hi @Martyn D

 

So when I search service and country your head office appears.

 

car rental barbados   Google Maps.png

 

This makes sense because the search is not specifying a specific area but a whole Island, so Google shows a variety across the Island and looks at the most authoritative.

 

When I zoom into a particular area, then you appear among'st the others in the area

 

car rental barbados   Google Maps (1).png

 

 

Read about business listing ranking factors :

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Articles/Ranking-Factors-of-a-Google-Business-Page/ba-p/50...

 

One thing that will certainly help that listing is linking to its specific page on site. You currently link to the contact us page.

 

I would have a location page on site  carhire.tv/barbados-airport-car-hire

 

This page will have all the details of the Office, its location, its tel number, booking info, hours, how to find you etc etc etc

 

Then link the listing to your barbados airport page

 

 



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Hi @Tim Capper,

 

When I speak of map listing i mean the list which shows after a normal google search "barbados car rentals". Drive-a-Matic at the Airport doesn't show up at all in the list. The company website does have a contact us page http://www.carhire.tv/contact-us.html.

 

Can we please have the airport location as more authoritative than the Lower Estate one?

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Hi @Martyn D

 

You need to work on your sites and pages overall authority. I have already explained why the contact us page is not the ideal page to link to.

 

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Articles/Ranking-Factors-of-a-Google-Business-Page/ba-p/50...

 

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Articles/Boost-your-Local-SEO-amp-Business-Visibility-in-S...



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Verified business not showing up in map listing after keyword search

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Thank you @Tim Capper, as you advised I will make the necessary changes to the website and let you know how it works.

Verified business not showing up in map listing after keyword search

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Hello, I am also having a similar issue where the search results do not list our company as an option. For instance google search of "Miami electronic store" does not include our company. What steps can we take in order to be included in related searches?

 

Company Listing: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CAFB_enUS606US606&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#...

 

 

Re: Verified business not showing up in map listing after keyword search

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Hi @Jireh L

 

That link does not open for me. However what you have described is all about authority and Google understanding what your business offers.

 

Take a look:

Ranking Factors of a Business Listing



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Good morning @Tim Capper,

 

I have made the recommended changes to the website and google my business page. The landing page is http://www.carhire.tv/contact-us/barbados-airport-car-hire.html with accurate complete business information. However this location still is not picked up in the local ranking when i do a Google search "Barbados car rental". Is there some glitch on local ranking for this location?

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Hi @Martyn D

 

Algorithms take a little time to figure things out.

 

PS: I would also be linking your listing instead of the other map

 

<iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d31089.2585348235!2d-59.44635511224435!3d13.089214457941564!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xaa3f0d5642f58561!2sDrive-A-Matic+Car+Rentals!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1490804385500" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I have also just searched:

"Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals" AND "Arrivals Hall, Airport Access Road, Grantley Adams Int Airport, Seawell, Barbados"

 

And there are no online mentions "citations" for the business at that location.

 

Get yourself listed in a few of these business directories ( same Name and Address ) as above

 



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Hi @Tim Capper,

 

It's been a while now and I don't see the location listed at all when searching in google "barbados car rentals". It's like google isn't ranking this location at all! It only comes up in the map list when I zoom in on the map.