When CAN You Add An Address (OR NOT) To Your Google Listing?

Last updated: Jun 22, 2023

The video explains the different scenarios in which a business can add an address to their Google listing, including for brick and mortar locations, service area businesses, and hybrid businesses, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to do so while following Google's guidelines.

The video discusses the different scenarios in which a business can add an address to their Google listing. If a business has a physical location where customers visit, they can add an address to their listing, including a suite number or floor. However, businesses that operate from a virtual office or co-working space are not eligible for a Google business profile. Service area businesses, such as plumbers or electricians, should not add a physical address to their listing but instead specify the areas they cover. Hybrid businesses, which deal with customers face-to-face and also visit customers at their homes, can add a physical address to their listing and specify the areas they operate in. The video emphasizes the importance of following Google's guidelines to avoid any issues with the listing.

  • You can add an address to your Google listing if customers visit your location.
  • Service area businesses should not add a physical address but instead specify the areas they operate in.
  • It's important to follow Google's guidelines to avoid issues with your listing.
  • Hybrid businesses can add a physical address and specify service areas.
  • You can edit your profile and add or remove address information as needed.

When CAN You Add An Address (OR NOT) To Your Google Listing? - YouTube

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Adding an Address for Brick and Mortar Locations

  • If customers visit your location, you can add an address to your Google listing.
  • You can also include a suite number or indicate which floor your business is on.
  • Head over to Google and sign in to the Google account you use to sign up for a Google business profile.
  • Click on edit profile and from the pop-up window click on the location link in the menu then click on business location.
  • Make sure your address is correctly entered and if you want to add a suite number just click on ADD address line then add a suite number.
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Service Area Businesses

  • If you are a service area business, you should not add a physical address to your listing but instead specify the areas in which you operate.
  • Click on edit profile and then on the location menu link.
  • If you see an address there, it should not be visible to customers since you are a service area type of business and you should technically toggle it off.
  • Specify the areas you cover by clicking on the service area option.
  • You can include up to 20 areas as long as they are within a two-hour drive of where your business is based.
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Important Points for Service Area Businesses

  • Although according to Google's guidelines, service area businesses shouldn't display an address, many of them do.
  • If you don't abide by Google's guidelines and decide to add an address to your listing despite being a service area business, Google will not help you when you encounter issues with your listing unless you correct this first.
  • The decision to display or not an address on your listing if you're a service area is entirely up to you.
  • Always follow Google's guidelines to avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.
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Hybrid Businesses

  • Hybrid businesses deal with customers face to face at a physical location but who also visit customers at their homes.
  • If you fall into this category, then you can add a physical address to your listing as well as specify areas in which you operate.

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When CAN You Add An Address (OR NOT) To Your Google Listing? - YouTube

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