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Does hiding address affect map ranking?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by wizeman, May 17, 2018.

  1. wizeman

    wizeman Regular Member

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    I am ranking high for Google Maps right now - address is currently unhidden/visible. I am wondering if i hide my address on Google Maps/Google My Busiess page will any kw ranking drop (if nothing else is changed on my listing/website)?
     
  2. Kuz32

    Kuz32 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It won't necessarily affect your KW ranking, but your listing on Google Maps will disappear
     
  3. soniarunin

    soniarunin Junior Member

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    Google rule - More preference given to website having address.
    It means it is mandatory that a website always go with the address.
    So, don't hide the business location address, follow the giant search engine rules to grow business.
     
  4. Rankerr

    Rankerr BANNED BANNED

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    I'm not exactly sure why you would even consider removing your address.
     
  5. Stavro

    Stavro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are lots of home-based businesses that don't want people showing up a their door randomly, but still serve a local area and need a listing in the local pack. I expect there's many in IM/SEO who fall into that same category.
     
  6. wizeman

    wizeman Regular Member

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    I am moving?