More threads by Janell H

Mar 18, 2014
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We have a dental client who has 4 office locations. We currently have their Google+ business pages setup and verified under 1 of the dentists' Google accounts.

Buford, GA:
Lagrange, GA:
Lawrenceville, GA:
Marietta, GA:

I have a few questions. If you could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it!

1. Are these 4 pages setup correctly? Do you see any red flags?

2. Which authorship code(s) should we add to the dentist's website? They have the main domain (Choice One Dentists | Serving Lawrenceville, Marietta, Buford & Lagrange, Ga.), PLUS separate pages for each office location (i.e. Buford Dentist | Reach Dr. Jacobs at 770-882-2539 | Choice One Dental Care?)

3. I noticed that our listings aren't very close to being on page 1 in Google Maps for city name + dentist. Do you recommend anything?

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your time and expertise.
Re: help with dental client who has 4 office locations

In general, I would make sure your categories in G+ are all the same for the pages you prefer. The additional pages that are showing, but you haven't listed, are ranking better as they have the category set to Dentist. I would add new images to the cover and profile to make it more about the brand. Also, your website has the wrong maps embedded. Look at post #20 to embed correct map . I'm sure there is more others will point out. Heading into a meeting...

Buford: Google is preferring with 2 reviews when searching Dentist Buford. that listing has the category Dentist

LaGrange: You have 3 listings showing for this city.


Lawrenceville: There is another listing with a different name:
Thank you for your help so far!

Do you recommend that the main office phone number be placed on their Google+ page or a call tracking phone number?
Your G+ pages should reflect the actual Name, Address and Phone number (NAP) of the business location.
Alright, so call tracking phone numbers are not allowed at all on Google+ pages, correct?
Google say's, "Do not provide phone numbers or URLs that redirect or ?refer? users to landing pages or phone numbers other than those of the actual business." I personally stay away from call tracking numbers as they can cause issues. I' m sure someone else can pipe in. There are some links and info below.

Here are a couple blog posts on the subject:

Mike Blumenthal

There are some more links within this post:

The Truth about Call Tracking Numbers and Local Search Placement

Here are Google Places guidelines on the subject:

Website & Phone: Provide a phone number that connects to your individual business location as directly as possible, and provide one website that represents your individual business location.

  • Use a local phone number instead of a call center number whenever possible.
  • Do not provide phone numbers or URLs that redirect or ?refer? users to landing pages or phone numbers other than those of the actual business.


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