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    Po Box Verification

    We have a client that is a SAB (tour industry) but uses a PO Box for their mail. I know that PO boxes aren't allowed, how should we verify the business? Set it as a home address and hide it?

    We're trying to verify their GoogleMyBusiness and build citations for them.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: Po Box Verification

    Hi Eric, you would need to use the home address and hide it, yes.
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    Re: Po Box Verification

    Thanks for the response. How would we build citations for them afterwards then? Which address should I use, the PO Box or Home address?

    This is the first client we've had that doesn't have a permanent address for their business, we're not quite sure how to go about this, citation wise.

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    Re: Po Box Verification

    You would want to build citations with the home address, whatever the actual physical business address is.

    Phil Rozek has a few great posts on the subject and there are some great resources here as well.

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...vice-area.html

    Also, there is a ton of great info in the Citations and SAB section of the forum:

    Google Local Citations


    Service Area Business Issues
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    Re: Po Box Verification

    So even if the client were to conduct their business (giving tours) at a certain part of the city, they'd still have to list their home address when building citations?

    (I'm aware of the 'hide your address' for certain websites/directories).

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    Re: Po Box Verification

    Yes. To maximize your chances of ranking well you want the NAP of your citations to match the NAP in the GMB dash.
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