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    Red face not showing on maps for some keywords

    Hello


    I couldn't find an answer to my question on the forum.

    I want my site to show up for Ironing Auckland and Laundry Auckland, but the word ironing and laundry aren't in the business name: easy lifestyle.

    The website is http://easylfiestyle.co.nz
    Google plus is: http://google.com/+EasylifestyleNz

    when I search for ironing on maps.google.co.nz easy lifestyle doesn't show up


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Adding a word to your business name if it's not part of the real name is against Google's guidelines. So don't go down that road if you are thinking about it.

    I think your current problem is that you created a brand page instead of a local page - https://plus.google.com/+EasylifestyleNz/about

    Only local G+ pages are connected to Google Maps.

    https://support.google.com/business/.../2911778?hl=en
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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Hi Colan,

    Thanks for your post. I have been a bit confused. I have this local page:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/11101635...284.1445200344

    And this brand page:
    http://google.com/+EasylifestyleNz

    Should I delete the brand page? I haven't as I can't seem to find a way to make posts on the local page.

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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    This page now appears to be a verified local page - https://plus.google.com/+EasylifestyleNz/about

    Did you change anything?
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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Yes I did thanks,

    I removed the extra keywords in the name like you said and then I found a way to merge the two pages. Thanks for making me think of it.

    The question still remains. How do I come up for the keyword ironing in the google maps search results?

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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Hi easylifestyle

    You're currently showing at number 9 when I search for "ironing auckland" (without quotes).

    I'm curious about your opening hours though - are you in fact answering the phone 24 hours a day? Because if not, then I recommend changing the hours to times when you (or staff) are in fact answering the phone.
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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    A couple of things that jumped out at me:

    easylifestyle.co.nz/product/laundry-ironing-dry-cleaning/
    • 404's and is indexed by Google. May need to add this to your robots.txt or smash it in GSC. Looks like the page is actually gone now (not seeing it in the sitemap).


    I'd also remove these pages as they're not adding anything to your efforts (I would no-index all these pages with Yoast):


    These pages don't add anything to the site, I would no-index these as well:


    No More Laundry Or Ironing - easy lifestyle
    • this is your strongest page (aside from index) for 'ironing', I would make the above changes and see if your rankings change and then optimize this page.



    Hope this helps!

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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Also curious why Google has your index page indexed twice:
    • easylifestyle.co.nz/homepage2/
    • easylifestyle.co.nz/

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    Re: not showing on maps for some keywords

    Moved out of general discussions into "Help & Support" which is where posts for help on a specific listing need to be posted.

    Thanks for understanding as we try to keep the forum organized for all.
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