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Any hope to be in local if you don't have an office in that city?

Online Business that sells services in several cities

     
11:01 pm on Jun 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Any hope to be in local if you don't have an office in that city?
Example: {Specific Company Removed by Moderator} (they care to be found in destination no matter where they are physically located)

[edited by: inbound at 12:09 pm (utc) on June 22, 2009]
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11:15 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No- that would contradict what "local" is supposed to be (i.e., physically located near there).
2:00 am on June 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ouch!
Then:

Any hope to local results to be off the regular Google search and back to Google site maps only?

Seems to me like Google is installing those on regular search but perhaps they change their mind and come back to show it only in Google maps?

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Google is displaying "local" results to push down organic listings and increase exposure to both organic ads and google maps ads. As such I'm doubtful they'll change their minds without some other better opportunity at their doorstep.
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@silverbytes You can get the address on rent for the local area where you want your Google listing to be, if you think that would be profit making move.