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How do I specify 48 states as my service areas in Google My Business?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by vitaliykolos, Feb 5, 2021.

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    I need to specify all the US states except for Hawaii and Alaska in my Google My Business settings ( screenshot https://www.dropbox.com/s/7w37alvooct2jer/Screen%20Shot%202021-02-05%20at%208.54.38%20PM.jpg?dl=0 ) as my service areas, but it does not allow me to enter all the 48 states I need. It allows adding up to 20 areas ( screenshot https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9rxl0tlptuy59z/Screen%20Shot%202021-02-05%20at%209.15.16%20PM.jpg?dl=0 ).

    If I use the whole USA as my service area, then it covers the states I don’t serve (Hawaii and Alaska), which is a problem.
    SEMrush
    What’s the solution?
     
    vitaliykolos, Feb 5, 2021 IP
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  2. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    The same solution that has been used since HI and AK became states in 1959.

    "Lower 48 States" has meant the USA minus AK and HI since then.

    What I don't understand is why you want to limit your customers to just the Lower 48 States.
     
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    mmerlinn, Feb 5, 2021 IP
  3. vitaliykolos

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    Thanks for your reply. I tried to use "Lower 48 States" as my service area, but it won't let me add that to my Google My Business service areas.
     
    vitaliykolos, Feb 6, 2021 IP
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    vitaliykolos Member

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwpl4izs3si7wl9/Screenshot%202021-02-07%20at%2001.00.26.jpg?dl=0
     
    vitaliykolos, Feb 6, 2021 IP
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    Here's a screenshot how it looks like
     
    vitaliykolos, Feb 6, 2021 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    That is stupid since it has been a VALID service area definition for 62 years.

    Try "Continental U.S." or "Continental States" or "48 States" and see if your service provider is smart enough to know them.
     
    mmerlinn, Feb 6, 2021 IP
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    I lived 17 years in Alaska, first starting in 1969, and have visited many times while living outside Alaska. Alaskans universally use the phrase "the Lower 48."
     
    Jim4767, Feb 10, 2021 IP