Local Business Center is a powerful way for businesses desiring
local customers to get visibility in Google’s local search engine.
Search Engine Land writes about a new improvement that home business
users will really like.
Google Maps is rolling out what it hopes will be a solution to one of
the Local Business Center’s longtime shortcomings: the inability for
service-based and/or home-based local businesses to use the LBC. Before
today, all local businesses using the Local Business Center had to
display a business address for their physical location — not an ideal
situation for home-based businesses. Further, for plumbers, real estate
agents, and countless other businesses that serve many towns in one
area, it’s been extremely difficult to have visibility anywhere other
than the town associated with the LBC listing. Those problems appear to
be a thing of the past.
When logged in to the LBC, users will see a new tab called “Service
Areas and Location Settings.” Read
the full article here.
I was clued into this from Small