Google Places - What happens if the business only has a cell number?

by eshber
2 replies
Is there anyway around having to wait 2 weeks for a verification postcard from google? As they don't verify the google places listing on cell phones.
#business #cell #google #number #places
  • Profile picture of the author Rexibit
    Yes, there are plenty of ways around it - as long as you didn't already set a places listing up.

    Here's their page explaining the verification process:
    Verification options : Add and verify a listing - Google Places Help

    If you notice, they've already given you hints on how to get around it.
    Not all verification options may be available due to several reasons:
    • The mailing address or the phone number do not match the listing, meaning our records indicate different information than what you are providing
    • Too many businesses have been verified with the same phone number or the same address
    I highlighted the relevant parts. Using those points, they practically tell you that all they care about are numbers and addresses matching up to their locations.

    So, since you don't have a physical address, you can get around this very easily.

    Do one of these:
    • Sign up for a UPS mailbox in that city so you get a street address.
    • Sign up for a Virtual Office solution in the city you want and let them act as your address.

    Then, buy a phone number in that city with the same area code as your address. You can do this multiple ways, and Google Voice will even let you get a number with an area code you specify.

    Doing that should let you phone verify.
    Looking to quickly jump in on untapped niches? My First Ever WSO is for you!
    Bulk Niche Research - Capitalize On Missed Opportunities! Easy Bulk Wordpress Site Creation Method

    Like My Posts? Read My Blog
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3569188].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author eshber
    Business has a physical address but not a landline number. They only have a cellphone/ mobile telephone number.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3569778].message }}

Trending Topics