Erin Adams

Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2013
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
We're trying to rank nationally and locally. We have an (888) area code phone number and also a local number. Which number should we use as the primary number for listings?

Is it possible to use our (888) phone number as the primary and still rank locally?
 

Phil Rozek

Local Search Expert
Joined
Jul 26, 2012
Messages
1,885
Solutions
12
Reaction score
1,457
Yes, it's still possible to rank well with a non-local number, provided that other locations / Google listings don't also use that phone number. Google won't pull your listing or anything. But I'd suggest using a number with a local area code if at all possible. Unless you're Bank of America, Google may weight the rankings in favor of businesses with local area codes.
 

Marie Ysais

Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
242
Reaction score
51
It is advised as Phil said but I can tel you I have ranked many 800 number locally very easy and hit the number 1 spot. If you are ranking nationally as well as locally I would probably pick the 800 number so you have one number and not two floating around. That is just my 2 cents.:)
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
T Local SEO, National Website, Ranking for Multiple Keywords Consultant's Corner 1
D National Chain - Wants to rank for local services (mostly non-Venice) Local Search 0
A Ranking Locally and Nationally with an 800 phone number Help & Support for Google Local 10
D Reviews for GMB NATIONAL Rankings Local Reviews 6
S Ranking high organically but invisible on maps Ranking Puzzles 0
C Franchise hub site ranking higher then local franchise sites for the brand? Organic SEO 1
L Google ranking in Legal Field Organic SEO 1
andykuiper Rankings tanked... Help & Support for Google Local 11
F GMB ranking timeframe after building backlinks Local Search 1
rustybrick Google Local ranking update? Google Algorithm Discussions 12
Matt Chauhan Serious Problem With A Dentist's Local Rankings. NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 1
JoshuaMackens Google Posts & Ranking Local Search 10
djbaxter Passage based rankings, core web vitals, responsive search ads: A rant Google Algorithm Discussions 0
dateinadash Will changing https:// to https://www cause an issue with rankings? Organic SEO 3
Stef Kiley Temp closed business ranking higher in local pack Help & Support for Google Local 2
ChristianRdz Redirecting a ranking page to another site Organic SEO 4
Imperialpest Page Speed and Local / Ranking Question Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 5
A Pointing SEO friendly domain to old domain and its effect on GMB ranking? Local Search 4
djbaxter Google Page Experience Signals for Ranking Apply Only to Mobile Organic SEO 0
J Suspended Listings That Were Reinstated Lost Rankings? Google My Business & Google Maps 1
RattlingTram Wild rank variations for plural v singular & same intent single keyword searches Ranking Puzzles 2
Y Whenever I publish update for my local business, my local rankings drop for 3-4 days Local Search 1
djbaxter Page experience: Now a new Google ranking factor Organic SEO 0
djbaxter Passage Indexing: Not A Core Update. It's Ranking, Not Indexing. Don't Optimize For It Google Algorithm Discussions 0
P Replying to All GMB Reviews: Rank Impact? Local Reviews 8
Ben Walsh Best keywords to use for geogrid ranking maps Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 2
djbaxter 4 Google My Business Fields That Impact Ranking (and 3 That Don't) Google My Business & Google Maps 16
MarianoF Daily Ranking Fluctuation and Wrong listing showing up Google Duplicates & Merges 4
B Competitor ranking higher than me Help & Support for Google Local 2
RattlingTram Map Pack Rankings for SAB with equal intent keywords Service Area Businesses 2
A Big Issue with Google Map Rankings For Everyone Local Search 9
Zhanna Which tracker shows correct data? Massive drop down in rankings in one of the trackers Help & Support for Google Local 3
coachmarino Ranking in Next Door State? Local Search 2
Creativedge Question on duplicate content and search ranking for dentists Local Search 13
A Will posting too often negatively impact GMB ranking? Local Search 6
A Legal Services Rankings Tanked After Potential Update - Solutions? What Did You Do? Organic SEO 2
djbaxter Google: CWV is not a ranking signal, at least not yet Organic SEO 1
B Ranking High Organically but Low in The Local Pack Local Search 4
Ben Walsh Is the reason this page is ranking above a better page because of DR? (ahrefs) Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 6
STM Using Web 2.0 properties to boost local rankings in 2020? Local SEO Tools & Software 1
JoyHawkins Ranking Updates - August 13, 2020 Google Algorithm Discussions 2
djbaxter Google: Moz Spam Score, Domain Authority Does Not Impact Google Rankings Organic SEO 1
djbaxter SEO myth-busting: What is NOT a Google search ranking factor Organic SEO 3
B Link building anchor text for local rankings 2020 Organic SEO 1
Dana Franks Rankings crash after new site - is it the domain? Organic SEO 3
RattlingTram Issues with ranking clent's business CONSISTENTLY Help & Support for Google Local 2
Ellen Google Virtual Tour Photographer Claims Boost to Rankings Google My Business & Google Maps 3
lincolnchan Large Ranking Disparity Between Locales All Things Google My Business [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 11
C Ranking tool for the local pack Organic SEO 5
A Business No Longer Ranks for Category After Merger Google Duplicates & Merges 2

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

Trending: Most Viewed

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom