Google Adds Service Areas to LBC

One of the chronic issues and disappointments for many SMB marketers and their SEOs around location targeting and local search on Google Maps was Google’s lack of a solution for businesses that traveled to customers or home-based businesses that didn’t want to publicly reveal their addresses. Google has repeatedly said in the past that it was working on a solution.

Now Google is testing the ability to identify and define geographic service areas in the LBC.

Matt McGee has some nice coverage at SEL.


3 Responses to “Google Adds Service Areas to LBC”

  1. Matt McGee Says:

    Greg – there are bugs with these tools. I just posted an update with some screenshots on my blog:

    My wife’s listing is basically FUBAR after I changed her to the service area option.

  2. Mike Stewart Says:

    Can’t wait to see the bugs worked out!

    This will def. help Google gain new advertisers out of service SMBs.

  3. Ross Says:

    Yes once Google sort out the bugs with this maybe it will be worth having a closer look. Interesting topic and worth following up. Thanks.

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