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Throw Away Your PO Box: Google Adds Service Area Listing Tool

Businesses no longer have to get PO Box to get a local listing ...

   
2:14 am on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For business people who work from home but don't want to list their address or for those who service areas away from their storefront or headquarters, Google has added a Service Area Listing Tool. The not-yet-officially-announced Service Area Tool is now available, Google’s Carter Maslan told Eric Enge in an interview last week: The tool is still in the testing phases, but should be available in most areas, he said. Details: [stonetemple.com...]
3:53 pm on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks mjtaylor,

I hadn't seen this yet. Lots of great info and some peeks at the algo and what may be coming down the pike.

Linda
11:18 pm on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Just to clarify, the Service Area feature has been officially announced on Google's Lat Long Blog:

[google-latlong.blogspot.com...]
11:59 pm on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How cool! A way to game locations! (I see bad guys taking advantage)....
1:37 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How cool! A way to game locations!


Yet, what would be the incentive for trying to show up in an area where you don't provide services/products?

Doing that would be needless, and would risk complaints from disappointed consumers and perhaps even penalty or deletion from Google.