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Google Local Listing - How to list 1300 or 1800 number as primary number?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by krzysiekz, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm from Australia, and in my state the prefix is (03) followed by the actual number.

    EG - (03) XXXX XXXX

    I just made a google local listings page and put in my 1300 number in there, and it called it fine and I got the pin to activate.

    However, when viewing my actual listing live, it is screwed up.

    Let's say my number is 1300 111 000, on google listing it is showing up as: (03) 0011 1000 because the (03) is affecting it.

    The thing is, though, that when someone types in my business + town and the 7 box comes up, the number is displaying correctly there, but it's when you click 'more info' or get into the actual listing details that it is showing the incorrect format of this number.

    It doesn't seem to be happening with any one else and their 1300 numbers?
     
  2. renta

    renta Junior Member

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    "more info" updates every 4-6 weeks. Go*gle claims it updates 1hr after you edit your listing, but that randomly seems to happen.

    Hardly anyone clicks "more info" or "reviews" other than your competitors
    ...so no worries if the right number is displayed on the 7 box and your website!

    Cheers
     
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  3. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Oh, I didn't know that it needs to update for it to display correctly?

    So, I will just use the one that appears on the local map listing then and I guess if people click the actual map then they can find the number in our website that is linked to the local listing, etc. But I think youre right, most will just call the number right off the bat.

    Thanks!