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A friend with a '&' problem

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A friend with a & problem. Anyone every run into & showing up as & in business listing directories? Any advice other than changing the business name to keep local listing NAP info clean across all sites?

 

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Which business directories?

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Hi @Adam K,

 

What you are seeing is the html code for the ampersand (&) symbol. Often times when G+ and some other properties get pulled into listings, they pull the &amp code instead of the & so it is showing L &amp M instead of L&M. 

 

I took a quick look at the website and in the META description tag is your culprit: Call L&M Foreign Cars today!

 

 

<meta name="description" content="We specialize in BMW, Land Rover, Volkswagen, VW, Audi, Volvo, Mini Cooper, Mercedes &amp; Porsche at our full service Brooklyn auto repair shop. Call L&amp;M Foreign Cars today! " />

 

This needs to be changed to & and then you will see it start to populate throughout all of your online listings correctly.  

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

 

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Awesome, thank you for the insight James! I forwarded this to L&M to resolve it.

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Hi @Adam K,

 

You are very welcome. It's one of those pesky little typos that creep up on us web developers. I have surely done it myself. Robot tongue

 

Please let us know if you need any further help.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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