Google Local Services Ads – New Countries & Verticals Coming Soon?

By the end of 2017, Google had expanded to around 30 markets in what I refer to as the core Local Services ads categories (plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors, garage door companies, and locksmiths). It has been mostly quiet the past few months but John Simonson at Webstream Dynamics spotted Local Services ads for carpet cleaning …

Local Services Ads vs Advanced Verification

Local Services Ads Who? HVAC contractors, plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, and garage door companies* that want to participate in paid Local Services ads Where? In about 30 US markets (and growing):  View the list What checks are involved for a business that wants to be a paid advertiser in LSA? Company license and insurance verification One …

Does the City on a Google Local Services Ad Indicate the Actual Location of the Business?

On the initial view of a Local Services ad you will see the following information for each business: Business name Review rating Google Guarantee badge (if they’re an advertiser) Location (City) Phone number Business hours Location, shown as city, is important since I think most people would assume it’s where the business is located. It’s also …