Could hiding a street address in G+ Local cause issues with scraper IYP sites?

russofford

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I recently hid an address for a client in order to comply with Google's requirements for home-based / service area businesses and was surprised to see that the street address was replaced with the 'neighborhood' name.

For example, now, instead of showing 123 Example Street, Milwaukee, WI the G+ Local listing would show Example Neighborhood Name, Milwaukee, WI.

Do you think the business address being displayed as such could cause issues down the road with other websites that may scrape that address? (Would anyone dare re-scrape Google's often-scraped data?) :p
 

Linda Buquet

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Yes I think other directories DO scrape Google.

BUT it also raises other issues- like citation integrity. ALTHOUGH if address is hidden then I would think G is matching citations with the address in dash. But still wonder if it would goof things up.

I'm helping someone at the G forum right now. He hid address and now Google shows:
"The Tribeca - Apartments Plano, TX" as his address.

https://plus.google.com/116983164169614898962/about?gl=US&hl=en-US

With his listing, I thought maybe fluke, although I saw screen shot of dash and it looks correct there and apartment name is not on 2nd line or listed anywhere. Since it's happening on your listing too, I'm thinking maybe bug or unintended behavior?
 

russofford

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You will notice in Google Mapmaker that the name of the 'neighborhood' is "The Tribeca - Apartments"


http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=39&fid=0x864c3cdc2e615a09:0x67178c5c59f839cd


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Russ





 

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