What is a Service Area Override?
This exciting new option offers you a way to mask your address without sacrificing your SEO to do so.
If you do nothing, your website address will say “Serving the greater (your city) area”, replacing the current address line on your website. If you’d prefer something more customized for your shop, use the “Service Area Override” option to tell your customers what they need to know about your business.
- Appointment Only
- Call for Appointment
- Delivery Only
- (Your City) Florist
And so on.. 😄
Your map pin will be positioned in the center of your city, not your actual physical location, again providing necessary SEO value, while continuing to keep your address hidden.
What are my next steps?
After the update:
- Add your shop's address to your profile.
- Then, you can link your site to your Google My Business account.
- Here's a little more information on the importance of your Google Local Listing