Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
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Service area businesses pose unique challenges when setting up on Google. There are a lot of guidelines many small Service Area Businesses (SABs) are not aware of. And they usually want to rank for multiple cities they serve which layers more issues on top of that.
Joy Hawkins, one of our Top Contributors here at the forum and fellow Google Top Contributor, just did an excellent and quite detailed start-up guide for SABs over at Moz, so I wanted to share with our members here.
<a href="https://moz.com/blog/intro-local-seo-service-area-businesses">Getting on the Map: The Intro to Local SEO for SABs - Moz</a>
She covers issues like what address to use and whether you should hide your address (per Google guidelines, with few exceptions.). And how to set up service areas, check for dupes, check and report spammy competitors, expanding hours, content strategy and more.
Head over to Moz to read the rest!
This is good enough that I'm making it a sticky, here in our Service Area Business Issues forum.