Another step in the evolution of local search was revealed today by Google–the ability for owners of a local business center account to define a service area!
This is a really exciting development in the LBC for companies large and small. You can define your service area by radius, zipcode or city/state. Perfect for pizza, furniture, plumbers, etc. We aren’t sure if this is available to everybody, how it shows up in the maps, or if it is just another beta. We are waiting for an official response from our Google rep to learn more.
We do know that this would be ideal for many of our current clients, and that it is brilliant!
Here is the picture that Nina mentions in her comment below: The service areas can’t be separate – they all have to connect.