Google Clarifies Virtual Office Rules, Usage Limited to Locations With “Business Staff”

Google is revising its address rules for Google My Business once again. Businesses with virtual offices need them to be staffed by company employees (during normal work hours) if the business wants to create a page for the virtual office address. SEO Kerry F. tweeted about the changes below.

Business Staff for Virtual Locations

As Kerry indicated in his post, Google My Business had the policy in place for some time. He tweeted to Joy Hawkins, a GMB Product Expert, and inquired about when the Google My Business Help page was updated. Kerry writes, “Of course it’s been the policy for a long time, but wondering when these 4 words were added.”

Here’s the point: Google My Business will continue to revise their rules and guidelines. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest changes! For more tips and tidbits, stop back soon. Lastly, take a look at the Google My Business Help page. You can see the new wording which states “do not create a page for that location unless it is staffed during normal business hours by your business staff”.

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Google My Business Help photo is a screenshot by Gain Local