Google My Business is not without its flaws. Though they have guidelines, they are vague in many areas and inconsistent in others. And the rules for Service Area Businesses such as Plumbers seem to be the most puzzling.

Key Takeaways:

  • Any eligible local service business – a plumber, painter, roofer, contractor, etc. – will benefit from claiming and optimising their Google My Business listing.
  • One common error for pumbers is to choose that you deliver goods and services at people’s home but not ticking the “Hide my address” box when claiming your GMB service area.
  • Change your Service Area Business on Google or delete your address.

“Many Service Area Businesses have set up their GMB profiles incorrectly and are violating Google’s Guidelines for Representing Your Business on Google.”

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