- The main Connect Location search did not generate any results for your business
- Your business is a Service Area Business, as defined by Google
Our Connect Location feature pulls its Google listing information from Google's Places API, and uses this information to serve you a selection of review site links.
Sometimes, Google creates incomplete business listings for what they call "service-area businesses (SABs)." These are generally businesses for which the physical business location either:
- Doesn't exist (e.g. a plumber may not have a storefront or even an office)
- Is irrelevant to the business (e.g. a painting business may have its HQ in Jersey City but primarily works in Manhattan).
SABs are therefore not served up by Google's Places API. Sometimes Google will misidentify an unclaimed or incomplete non-SAB listing, causing the same issue of no links being generated.
We make it easy to generate working Google listing links for SABs. Simply follow the instructions below.
Open the Connect Location Dialog
Navigate to Dashboard > Funnel > Links > Review Profile, then click Connect Location. Since your business is not yielding any results in the main search bar, click the small Click here text below the map.
Collect your Google Maps URL
Over at Google Maps, search for your business and select the correct result. Your browser window should appear similar to the example below.
Next, copy this page's URL from your browser. It's long, so make sure to select and copy all of it!
Return to the Dashboard and the Connect Location pop-up. Paste your Google Maps URL in the provided field. Press Continue to finish and generate your Google URLs.
When complete, a Review Dialog (default) Google link will automatically be added to your profile's landing page. Click here for more information on the various Google link types we generate for you.