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Can you create a business/local listing with www.example.com/12345 ?

I thought you had to have a unique domain.

     
6:06 pm on Apr 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a basic question: Can you create a Google business/local listing for a company that has a web address such as www.example.com/12345 where example.com is a portal site?

In other words, the company with the page /17306 doesn't have its own domain name.

I just saw a search result in a 7-pack for a private owner renting a property through a large, famous travel portal that had just such a URL.
11:33 pm on Apr 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes you can. The local listings include many businesses submitted through directory partners and the More Info link goes to the directory page. These are pages inside the directory's domain.
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Caveat: some portal sites and/or spammers have thought they could mass upload thousands of business profile URLs due to this, and I think Google mass-deletes them when that occurs.

So, if you're contemplating doing that, I'd recommend against it lest you want to get some sort of blacklist treatment from Google and Google Maps.
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I've seen some. I can think in business who doesn't own a website as valid example.

A related question: Can you add a listing using mobile phone in data?
3:31 am on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't know why not. There are plenty of contractors and such who do business via a cell phone.
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I don't know why not

I agree but I'm not listed anyway. So that's why I'm answering
6:57 am on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My listing has both a landline and a mobile phone.
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Kickedout - is your business listing also in a number of major online directories such as internet yellow pages?

Google Maps might want to see confirming evidence that the business is bona fide before allowing it to appear.
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Sorry for getting back late to this thread. So, Silvery-- are you saying it can be considered safe unless one does mass uploads?
 

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