My competitor has 4 GMB listings in nearby cities. Does anyone else do this?

by Murkr
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I noticed a competitor has created 4 different GMB listing in different cities (gaming the map pack) https://www.screencast.com/t/oVTxOi0CCW

They would use (business name + city) for the GMB company name.

They have one main business location but all of these other ones are located at residential houses.

For the website, they do various forms of the URL (https:// , www , etc.) I guessing so GMB doesn't say they already have an account.

But I do see they have also created another brand new website, maybe just for this. A lot of the things are similar between the website but they do have different URLs.

It appears to be working for them... Not sure if I should try doing the same. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Companies can have more than one location.


    Get a location in another city and get a google my business page for it.


    Originally Posted by Murkr View Post

    I noticed a competitor has created 4 different GMB listing in different cities (gaming the map pack) https://www.screencast.com/t/oVTxOi0CCW

    They would use (business name + city) for the GMB company name.

    They have one main business location but all of these other ones are located at residential houses.

    For the website, they do various forms of the URL (https:// , www , etc.) I guessing so GMB doesn't say they already have an account.

    But I do see they have also created another brand new website, maybe just for this. A lot of the things are similar between the website but they do have different URLs.

    It appears to be working for them... Not sure if I should try doing the same. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    As already said above, Google My Business allows you to have multiple locations for business. It's legit. When you go to the specific business dashboard, you will find a "Add new location" menu. You too can add new locations, but you do need to verify each of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedPoleMarketing
    There is an example of this in my local city - Vancouver, BC, where real estate teams set up a new domain for each of the neighboring cities here in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.

    To my knowledge (My realtor friends brought this to my attention), they also only have 1 main office building. But due to the nature of their work, they have many addresses to list their new domains to.

    It's a grey hat area. I'd say go for it!
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      What is gey hat about that?

      Originally Posted by RedPoleMarketing View Post

      There is an example of this in my local city - Vancouver, BC, where real estate teams set up a new domain for each of the neighboring cities here in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.

      To my knowledge (My realtor friends brought this to my attention), they also only have 1 main office building. But due to the nature of their work, they have many addresses to list their new domains to.

      It's a grey hat area. I'd say go for it!
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