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Lead Generation Website - Are virtual addresses still possible

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by sapmi, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. sapmi

    sapmi Junior Member

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    Hi There,

    I want to set up a lead gen site and get it listed in google places. However, I read somewhere that google is cracking down on this. I live in the UK. Will this still work for google places? Anyone successfully doing this?
     
  2. Nateolsen

    Nateolsen Junior Member

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    Problem with Virtual Office locations is any location with multiple businesses in it most likely will be affected by the Possum update so Google will typically only show the first business using the virtual office I know several people are using several methods to create no verified listings that show in maps.
     
  3. Jason Bradbury

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    Yeah to create a listing they will verify it by posting you a letter now.
     
  4. ladyboyboom69

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    Im curious to know this also. Might ask a few business around my area to let me send letters for a few dollars. It might work
     
  5. Nateolsen

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    If multiple businesses are out of the same address and both have GMB listings they will trigger possum and one listing will be ghosted.
     
  6. MorningW0

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    What if the address (location) is the same, but there is a suite number to it? There's local office space where I live, only 3 other businesses there with all different suite numbers, would these be effected? I couldn't imagine it would considering many doctors offices and dentists fall along these lines.
     
  7. Nateolsen

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    It depends, Google uses technology that checks the addresses by many sources including USPS so if the addresses are registered with them and can be verified then it wouldn't be affected but if it can't be verified then it probably would be hit with Possum.
     
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    this
     
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    do you have skype?
     
  10. Nateolsen

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    My Skype is "NDOSEO"
     
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    I'll admit it's getting a little tough with the addresses these days