I understand it is technically violating the guidelines so I have no real grounds to stand on. It just seems kind of dickish to me since it's not keyword-stuffing and has even been reported on here to have 0 effect, but hey, it's a dog eat dog world.
I asked about this on this forum not too long ago and the unfortunate answer is that it is damn near impossible that a SAB will rank in other cities/areas other than the one you are located in.
If it is worthwhile for the client you can set up an office in whatever area you want to rank in as...
A couple of months ago I was editing a listing for a client, it was already claimed and everything but lacked a lot of information so I simply did a complete makeover on it, not thinking too much about it. Then shortly after it was pulled, long story short, I did nothing wrong and...
How would Google even make sure there actually is staff there? Seems like it would be very easy just to rent an office space and use it as storage.. or heck rent it out in 2nd hand to someone who needs office space..
Since adding service areas seemingly does nothing to the ranking, how do you make sure your GMB pops up in other cities which you are not located in?
Location keywords in descriptions & GMB posts? Getting reviews with those keywords? Is there anything else you can do?
I've got a website...
Sorry maybe I misunderstood you seemed a little down on website reviews.
If you want to have review stars show up in your SERPs related to a product or service you need to have those reviews gathered from your website and not from another party like facebook reviews or google reviews
I read up on this on sterlingsky.ca
Here's a snippet:
Does the business name on the listing match what’s on their sign in Street View?
Does the business name on the listing match what is listed on their business license? You can look at how a business is registered by searching for...