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    Understanding Map markers?

    hi guys,

    I want to understand how the map markers work. And wondered if amy of you can help me.

    I've attached a screen shot of a search in my area.Name:  Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 13.33.07.jpg
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    It has all the businesses around me labelled with their names but my business is just the small red dot and does not have my name next to the dot.
    When I zoom in further my dot completely disappears and (I H D architecture services) marker remains on the page.
    Am I doing something wrong with my listing?

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Can you share a link to your G+ page?
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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    A link to your page as Scott mentioned would be very helpful.

    The reason for what you are seeing could be due to several factors:

    1. Google doesn't have enough information (trust) about your business to show it as a predominant result
    2. It could be a factor of where the search is being performed, which can affect the maps radius
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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Rawlins View Post
    Can you share a link to your G+ page?
    Hi Scott,

    Sure. My G+ page is https://plus.google.com/+1moreroomUkhome/posts

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Is your official name 1MoreRoom.co.uk?

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustybones View Post
    Is your official name 1MoreRoom.co.uk?
    Hi,

    Yes the company is called 1MoreRoom.co.uk

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Thanks...Also, looking at Maps it looks like that location is in a private residence. Is this a web based company? Do you have a storefront that people can visit?

    On another note, Searching your phone number in Google shows the #1 position as a 404 (www.1moreroom.co.uk/get-in-touch)


    Also, Here is a list of Guidelines for naming your GMB page

    Click on the Learn More Under "Name"

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustybones View Post
    Thanks...Also, looking at Maps it looks like that location is in a private residence. Is this a web based company? Do you have a storefront that people can visit?

    On another note, Searching your phone number in Google shows the #1 position as a 404 (www.1moreroom.co.uk/get-in-touch)
    I operate from a home. So home office. The rest of the business also listed in that picture do the same thing excpet of IHD who have just moved from a home office to a storefront.

    forgive my naivety here, as I've I'm only just starting to get my head around all this google+/local business stuff.

    Ok I will check out the 404 and fix that now

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustybones View Post

    Also, Here is a list of Guidelines for naming your GMB page

    Click on the Learn More Under "Name"
    Ok just had a read through that, thank you.

    So because the business name 1MoreRoom.co.uk also represents a web domain, it will likely cause issues? And I'd be better off going along the lines of the other businesses around me and call it 1MoreRoom Architectural Sevices

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    Re: Understanding Map markers?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1moreroom.co.uk View Post
    Ok just had a read through that, thank you.

    So because the business name 1MoreRoom.co.uk also represents a web domain, it will likely cause issues? And I'd be better off going along the lines of the other businesses around me and call it 1MoreRoom Architectural Sevices
    If I was in this position I would name the business "1MoreRoom Architectural Sevices" or 1MoreRoom". You don't have a storefront, so you're not going to be able to compete with actual businesses with store fronts in Google Maps. There are tips and tricks that you can do. Linda offers some great training in this area and its money well spent.

    Im sure others will pipe in....

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