Jul 11, 2014
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One of my clients is a lawyer in Los Angeles. Should I click the "I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location" check box for his location?

Lawyers in a city like Los Angeles will have an LA office, but drive to courts throughout LA County.

Has anyone had experience with this? In short, is there any benefit from a Local SEO standpoint to clarify the service area?


Linda Buquet

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Jun 28, 2012
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Hi Mariano,

No SEO benefit at all. That setting won't change or widen the area he ranks in. He'll still rank like he normally would.

If it were me, I would not set a service area for an attorney because SABs have too many problems with Google and seems the algo could get confused or a flag could be tripped somehow. Since it's not standard for an attorney to have a service area, I'd stay go with the tried and true traditional settings.

But I don't know for sure and have not tested. That's just be being cautious and careful. Unless someone can tell me they've experienced a ranking bump, which I doubt, I'd go with the norm.

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