Google automatically converted a lot of service-areas on listings to be within the limit of 20 during the past day or so. Some of the auto conversions that I have seen didn't go so well.
Yes, you can combine different types. So you can pick a combination of zip codes, cities, counties...
Not sure how new this is but there is now an option to add/edit your profile on the Google Maps app.
From there you can see your contributions (reviews, photos, Q&A, lists, edits) and you can add a bio:
More info about profiles can be found here: My profile - Android - Google Maps Help
This can vary a lot depending on the business and agency but beyond additional guidance setting up an account and listing, an agency's level of involvement could include assisting with reporting, listening to calls and disputing invalid leads, and keeping an eye out for additional features in...
It's a good though @Rich Owings but from my testing, it does not. The physical address of the listing is still what is being used. In addition to the directions issue, Google Maps will often show "Transit nearby" options that are based on the center of the service area and not the actual...
The physical location associated with the Local Services ad is a huge factor. Doesn't matter if it's residential or commercial.
In the specific example in this thread for garage door repair near Buford, GA, the two Local Services ads aren't for locations 1-2 hours away. One is in Buford and...
@iwebresults I don't know what type of business or where it is but why not just expand the service area in their Local Services ad so it reflects where all they work? Just be sure they have appropriate licensing required for the areas and that the new technicians have passed the background...
A business isn't required to have a storefront location and a business shouldn't be excluded just because it's home-based, but there is an issue when it comes to additional "locations" for a business in LSA. There's a lot of abuse here and location standards are lower than they are in GMB...
Hi @Rich Owings, sorry my wording there is a little confusing. What I meant is that a Google My Business listing isn't required to be in LSA. So it is possible for a business that doesn't have a GMB listing to participate in LSA.
The same account can be used for GMB and LSA, but even if they're...
Hey @Tony Wang and @JoshuaMackens
If a business pauses their ad in LSA they will continue to show in the free results section (without the guarantee) but their profile will still indicate that they've passed the background checks. And I believe that the listing can still appear in Assistant...
It's a tough sell. Go through the pain of LSA onboarding only to appear in Assistant results where consumers aren't likely looking for you. I would assume the business could then join LSA at that point though since they've already passed the checks.
A great one to try would be a painting...
Yes, it would be great to test this out. Anyone have any clients or friends in any of these categories that aren't already in LSA?
Heating and air conditioning services
Garage door repair services
Appliance repair services
Local Services results have been present on Google Assistant and Google Home since November 2017. Google has not been charging businesses for these leads.
If you're already in Local Services, your listing can appear in Assistant results. My understanding is that if you are not already in LSA...
Just noticed this as an option for "Reason for removal"
When I tried to submit with that option it didn't work for me:
Joy says when she tried it, she was sent to the legal request form: Removing Content From Google - Legal Help
Has anyone else seen or tried this option?
Until the conclusion of said amelioration, if you observe any additional spurious Google My Business listings, I implore you to continue to offer your findings to the felicitous authorities at Google via the Business Redressal Complaint form in its current configuration.