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still can't find my business on google maps

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Hi,

 

I'm still having trouble finding my business on google maps.

 

hill-electrical.com

 

when i search for an electrician I don't show up

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=electrician+near+me&oq=electrician+near+me&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.4056...

 

if I type my business name in to google I do show up though.

 

This seems a bit strange to me, what am I missing here?

Any help is greatly appreciated

 

Thanks

Jon

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still can't find my business on google maps

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Hi Jon, 

Google doesn't just take the list of local companies and order them from most to least prominent. Many businesses on the end of that list don't actually show up at all. Notice if you zoom in on your map search above, a ton of new businesses magically appear. If Google looks and doesn't see a good amount of proof that your business is real, trustworthy, established, well connected with the community, and so on, it may not display you at all. Especially in an industry where spam can be an issue like with electricians. 

 

There are no other relevant sites really linking to your site, you don't really have any business profiles for your business on any relevant business directories, you have no reviews... if this is something that's a priority for you, you should start investing either time or money here. This is a good guide to use to start educating yourself. Let me know if you have any more questions. 

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Thanks for your reply

I've done a bit more research since posting this and have spent some time
optimising my website seo, adding relevant links and information on my
business that can be linked to my google business. It seems to be working
and have made it to the first page using the right keywords.

If anybody is having the same problem, yoast seo (others are available) for
wordpress works a treat if you spend some time with it.

All the best

Jon
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still can't find my business on google maps

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Glad you were able to make some headway Jon, thanks for the update. 

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still can't find my business on google maps

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Good afternoon, 

 

 How come my business only shows up on google maps after i search it? Why does it show up when I zoom to the location like other surrounding businesses? 

 

Thanks,

Gary 

still can't find my business on google maps

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it sounds you are seeking a place label for your GMB listing.

Unfortunately such stuff isn't mandatory for any & each business listing

 

Learn more about it here

https://support.google.com/business/answer/6056435?hl=en

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still can't find my business on google maps

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Hi Jon, 

 

Can you check why my business hasn't popped up on google when you do a general search for engineering in the florida keys?

 

The company name is Campbell Engineering Consultants located in marathon, FL.

 

I've verified, done google ad words and still nothing....

 

Thank you for your help!

still can't find my business on google maps

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Im logged into my Business account i have my postcard with verifiaction code but i do not see the ENTER VERIFICATION and submit box the postcard says its a 3 step easy process???

it keeps prompting me to claim the business when i goto google.com/verfiymybusiness as intructed by the postcard?