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Got Knocked Off Google Map's Listing In The Main Search Results


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#1 ChadMaestro

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

Hey all, hope you're all well. :)

 

Short story: A client who I did a site for asked me to some SEO for them - I don't really do SEO but decided to give it a go.

 

So I looked at one of their competitors to see how they did their - because what happens is when you search "flowers *area*" their competitor comes up in the search results even though they're not based in that area. My client wanted a similar result, so I essentially copied the methodology of the competitor which was merely creating a page for each area.

 

My client is a florist, so when you search "florist *area*" they'd ideally like to come up. Issue is after I did this (or coincidentally) they were knocked off the Google Map results in the search results. They're still on the map, but not displaying in the actual search results.

 

http://puu.sh/9LCfe/48ce54d94a.png (image is big so didn't want to embed it)

 

That image shows that, when searching Albany Florist, they're the first result which isn't an advert, but they're not coming up in the map results even though they were first a while ago.

 

Thing is, when going to the map, they're there and you can view them on the Google map, as shown here: http://puu.sh/9LClT/55ee6ee76f.jpg

 

This is why I'm confused.

 

I've set up the Google Business Page as well as a Google+ page and all the addresses and information should be correct.

 

http://puu.sh/9LCuD/655cf5fccb.jpg

https://plus.google....oristCoNz/about

 

Hope you can shed some light and sorry about the long post.

 

Thanks,

Chad



#2 chrishirst

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:08 AM

http://searchenginel...f-success-13258



#3 ChadMaestro

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

Hi, what is this? Do you have any ideas about my post that I made?



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:59 AM

Of course and as such I'm suggesting that you should learn that the 'rankings' that you see are not important and will change continuously.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for that ...

 

Does anyone have any ideas regarding my original question?



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:59 AM

 

so I essentially copied the methodology of the competitor which was merely creating a page for each area.

Just because spamming apparently works for one site doesn't mean it always 'works"



#7 Jill

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Could be a coincidence or it could be that Google Maps no longer thinks it's a local business. 






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