Residential Businesses Do Not Hurt Your Google Web Search Rankings

Jun 16, 2017 • 7:28 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Here is an SEO question I've never seen before, which is rare. Someone asked on Twitter if Google won't rank a web site as well in search if the business is based at a home residential address. So if you have a business, maybe an insurance agency, but your business is a home office and it is a residential address, will Google think the business's web site shouldn't rank as well? The answer is no.

John Mueller said this does not impact how well a site ranks in Google's core web search. He did not comment about Google Maps or local listings because that is not his department.

Here is the tweet:

I am sure there are plenty of web sites that have a home address listed on the contact us page that rank just fine.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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