Getting Listed in Local Google Search Engine

Hi!

Our website ranks quite well in the Google search engine, however it is not listed in the local Google search engine.

How can I fix this?

Thank you in advance.
TrueBlueAsked:
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duzCommented:
TrueBlue -

>Our website ranks quite well in the Google search engine, however it is not listed in the local Google search engine.

Can you please be more specific - which "local Google search engine"?

-duz
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humeniukCommented:
If you mean the new beta Google Local, this is how it works:

"Google Local takes a new approach to helping users find geographic information online. We analyze the content in our index of more than 8 billion web pages and combine that information with Yellow Pages data to provide the most comprehensive local search experience available . . . To add your business listing to our Yellow Pages, send an email to local-listings@google.com . . .  To update your business listings in the Yellow Pages [ie. to correct inaccurate listing info], send an email to local-listings@google.com and we'll forward the information to the directory sources we use."

For more info, see the Google Local FAQ at http://local.google.com/help/faq_local.html.
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TrueBlueAuthor Commented:
Hi!

So how are certain companies getting listed under multiple cities although they only have an office in one city?

Thank you in advance.
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humeniukCommented:
Can you give us an example to look at?
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TrueBlueAuthor Commented:
Hi!

I figured it out. If the company is not in the city it lists the closest location.

So what does Google do if the business has just a P.O. Box?
Do they use P.O. Boxes zip code or do not list them at all?

Thank you in advance.
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humeniukCommented:
Since you can search by zip code, my suspicion is that they would use the zip code, but that is speculative and I really don't know for sure.  You may be able to get an answer to that question from local-help@google.com .
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duzCommented:
TrueBlue -

1. Put your phone number, address and zip on your home pages.

2. Get a few Switchboard or IYP listings with multiple addresses that match the Google centers for the areas you target.

- duz


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