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I have a dentist who has a location in a smaller city in New York, but is going to start a brand new practice in Manhattan.

Other than adding the new location onto his website, and maybe making a separate page on the site, is it possible for him to ever rank in the Maps?

I'm thinking with all the competition for Manhattan, he's got a massively uphill battle.

We don't need to create new Google+ Local pages for new location do we?

Any help or guidance would be hugely appreciated.
 

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Other than adding the new location onto his website, and maybe making a separate page on the site, is it possible for him to ever rank in the Maps?

We don't need to create new Google+ Local pages for new location do we?

Hi Mike - The only possible way to rank in maps is to have a G+L page.

It's standard operating procedure to have a G+ L page for each location.

See tons of other posts her in the multi-location section for tips on how to set everything up right.
 
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Thanks Linda!

So if he has the same name for both locations, as well as website URL, won't they compete against each other?
 

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Same name and same site is how everyone, even the huge multi-location clients do it.

Check out Roto-Rooter for example. Tons of locations. All same name and site but they usually rank high for each different city.

No if they are different cities, each will have a chance at ranking in their own city.
Just be sure to do a sep landing page for location 2 and link your G+ L listing to that page.

Now if both were in the same city it would be a little harder and yes to a large degree they'd both be competing for City+ Keyword. But in this case, sounds like different cities.

The new location will be hard to rank no matter how you cut it. Both cuz it's new and because it's a competitive market. So it will take some time and work.
 
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Would love to know what consultants in here would charge for maps rankings service for this brand new, Manhattan practice.

Even ballparks would be interesting to hear.

And timeframe expectations.
 
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Linda,

I just found out his new location he is sharing with his sister who is a neurologist.

Won't that be a conflict regarding google local to have 2 businesses with the exact same address and phone number?

He said they can't add a suite as it is one location specific.

Mike

Same name and same site is how everyone, even the huge multi-location clients do it.

Check out Roto-Rooter for example. Tons of locations. All same name and site but they usually rank high for each different city.

No if they are different cities, each will have a chance at ranking in their own city.
Just be sure to do a sep landing page for location 2 and link your G+ L listing to that page.

Now if both were in the same city it would be a little harder and yes to a large degree they'd both be competing for City+ Keyword. But in this case, sounds like different cities.

The new location will be hard to rank no matter how you cut it. Both cuz it's new and because it's a competitive market. So it will take some time and work.
 
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