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    Will I be able to rank on page one Google without a physical address for my business?

    I have a service business that I run out of my house (i.e., I go to the clients). I would like to start another service business, one that's in a similar line but not close enough to subsume under the current. For the purposes of Google ranking, I know you're not supposed to run two businesses out of the same address unless they are pretty closely related, but I simply don't have another address available that I can rely on. I'm considering putting a site for the new one with no indication of a physical address, but I wonder if not having one will hurt me.

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    Re: Will I be able to rank on page one Google without a physical address for my busin

    Quote Originally Posted by RubinHamilton View Post
    For the purposes of Google ranking, I know you're not supposed to run two businesses out of the same address unless they are pretty closely related
    Hi Rubin,

    That's incorrect. Closely related is even worse - not better. But service area businesses usually cannot have 2 listings especially with home address and same owner.

    As far as ranking without address - do you mean if your address is hidden on the Place page? That's not a problem for ranking. Lots of hidden address listings rank #1.
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    Re: Will I be able to rank on page one Google without a physical address for my busin

    Hi Linda, thanks for replying.

    When I say a business with no address, I mean a site that does not indicate the location of my business except for city and state. Naturally the business will be run out of my house, but I will not indicate that. The question is will I still be able to rank without one.

    I'm not talking about a places page, because if I create a Places page with my new business at the same address, hiding it won't do any good because Google will still know.

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