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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I have not cluttered the thread, I have made posts with factual information. You have argued with each one of those posts, yet you’re accusing me of beating a dead horse. My posts are not off topic, they are spelling out what I think the OP should do. They are 100% on topic. If you don’t...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I think you are being inappropriate and condescending. It’s clear that you’re being snippy because you do not agree with me, and your behavior is uncalled for. You are out of line saying that my posts are unhelpful and continuing to post about the dead horse nonsense.
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I am not arguing, I’m simply explaining the facts. As an SEO professional, the OP should explain to her client that having an address listed on citations might benefit her business. She should also explain that using her home address for the business would still allow anyone to find her home...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I agree that the business should be listed as a service area business on google my business. I’m talking about all the other citations. It would take a matter of seconds to find the OP’s client’s address. Anyone with a computer who can get to the Google website can do it. You don’t have to...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    Dana, I'd like to expand on what I said above. If there is a concern as djbaxter mentioned above, such as with children at the home or possible robbery during business hours, then it is important your client does not get a false sense of security. Hiding her address in the listings you use...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I understand your point, I just respectfully disagree with you. It’s very easy to find the address. And I maintain the notion that if someone is willing to spend the time to see if a service area business is working out of their home in a plan to rob it, they would also be willing to spend the...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    If someone is going to take the time to find out if a service business works out of their home in an attempt to rob it, then it will only take seconds longer to find that person’s home even if the address is hidden from all the normal directories. You can’t hide it, a few keystrokes and...
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    Debate about hiding addresses for SABs

    I have listed my home address on hundreds of citations. Most contractors do. I see no reason to hide it. Even if I did hide it, they can Google my name to find my address if they want to know it. The few times that people asked if they can come by to drop off a check or something, I simply...
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    “Cities served” page

    There is another thread going on right now discussing how city based landing pages can be seen as doorway pages sometimes. The main thing is to make each page unique and what a potential customer might like to see, not just something to get them to click on the result and then click thru the...
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    Forum software upgrade December 18, 2019

    Not only was it gone for those few days, but when it came back it returned to the second spot. It used to be the first spot where Forum Rules now is: It also used to say just "New Posts" without the "Unread" part which showed up a few days ago when it returned. Here is an example from the...
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    Forum software upgrade December 18, 2019

    I noticed for a period of a few days, the "New Unread Posts" button was missing. But it came back a couple days ago. Not sure if that had something to do with this or just a general customization change.
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    New Display for Service Areas on Mobile

    For mine it shows the town that my company is located in. Even though I am a service area business, I gave GMB my address back when it used to ask for it.
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    Mobile First Indexing

    I just got this pop-up message when I entered Search Console: Is this good? Or bad? Or neither? lol... My website is responsive, so the content is the same on desktop or mobile. Do I have anything to worry about?
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    New Display for Service Areas on Mobile

    When looking at it in mobile, I assume it lists the counties?
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    New Display for Service Areas on Mobile

    I can’t edit my above post so I will add this new one. Originally when I added the towns I serve to GMB I entered them with the ZIP Code. So it said Townname, NJ 01010 I just changed it now by entering the town name into the search for each town, and now it’s listed in GMB as Townname, NJ...
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