joined:Sept 1, 2013
Im having my website re-done. It'll look the same but a lot of the links are being changed and silo'd as well as moving from CMS to Wordpress.
I've a professional advising on the link and site structure and all is well in this regard yet they are very strongly advising to have my home address in the footer of every single webpage.
Now for me that is a problem because while I'm sure it helps Google to work out where I'm located I'm a wedding photographer who works globally. I never, ever shoot weddings in my home town, which is on the coast. Everything I shoot is usually a good 40 miles away from me.
My worry in making this suggested change is that potential clients will shy away from contacting me because in their eyes I'm too far away to be practical.
Practical experience backs this up too. I was in London speaking to potential clients and they all took a step back when I told them where I was from, (Brighton)...which is only 45 minutes away but to them it seemed too many miles to be practical.
Further to this, nobody high up in the big G has their address like that either so I'm not saying the advice is bad, but I'm questioning how important it is. What do you think?
Thanks for any input offered!
[edited by: wockawocka at 10:29 am (utc) on Oct 4, 2016]