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Google reviews for no physical business

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Gizano, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. #1
    Our company is offering some service online.

    We would like to start having Google reviews for the company.

    In the Google guidelines it reads: “ Listings on Google My Business can only be created for businesses that either have a physical location that customers can visit, or that travel to visit customers where they are.”
    SEMrush
    We don't qualify for either.

    I'm sure that other online business like us do have google reviews, though.

    Am I missing something? Thanks.
     
    Gizano, Aug 19, 2019 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    If I read your Google quote correctly, only those businesses that do business face-to-face qualify. If you don't, then either do business face-to-face or find some other way to advertise.
     
    mmerlinn, Aug 19, 2019 IP
  3. GeoffT

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    There are different sites that you can get reviews from like yelp, facebook, bizjournals, etc. I guess it really depends too on where your target audience is.
     
    GeoffT, Aug 20, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Use the legal address your business is registered to.
     
    sarahk, Aug 20, 2019 IP
  5. Gizano

    Gizano Greenhorn

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    @sarahk, Yes, but what if Google finds out? Wouldn't it be a shame to build reviews on something that might collapse?

    @GeoffT, ineed, I was thinking of going for TrustPilot.
     
    Gizano, Aug 21, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Absolutely. You have to be open to people turning up on your doorstep etc. The upside for consumers is they can check the address is believable.
     
    sarahk, Aug 21, 2019 IP
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    Gizano Greenhorn

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    Eventually I will go for other reviews platforms where I can be in accordance with their guidelines. Thanks :)
     
    Gizano, Aug 29, 2019 IP
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    Dr.karim Active Member

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    I made it using virtual office provider in Delaware with phone number and address with suite number, he was my registered agent also.
    However you can get the service separately.
    I also got EIN sent to this address.
     
    Dr.karim, Sep 19, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    That's going to backfire when customers check the address.
     
    sarahk, Sep 19, 2019 IP