Google Maps Video Recap: Hide Address Listing?

Jul 16, 2012 • 8:03 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Maps

Google+ Local IconJade Wang, Google+ Local community manager, posted her weekly video recap of the latest going on in the Google Places / Local / Maps forum.

The one major thing she wanted to clarify, which she did about one minute into the video was that although Google sent out emails about not showing your address to people in Google Maps, that only applies to businesses that do not serve customers at their location.

This, as she said, has been in the places guidelines for a long time and it reads:

If you don't conduct face-to-face business at your location, you must select the "Do not show my business address on my Maps listing" option within your dashboard. If you don't hide your address, your listing may be removed from Google Maps.

So what is face-to-face? Store fronts or routine meetings with customers even in the service business. What about plumbers who only make house visits but do have a physical office for warehouse and sending out bills and maybe even to discuss topics with vendors?

Anyway, she also talked about iOS app for Google+ Local now being available, the incorrect listing data troubleshooter being unavailable, and ways to report incorrect data in Google Maps.

Here is the video:

Forum discussion at Google Places Help.

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