[highlight]A few month ago I decided to move my Company’s Residence and had my new Office in Vienna at a New Location.[/highlight]
This can be done easily over at https://plus.google.com/dashboard (pick your Business Property) and move on by Changing it’s Address to your New One. Once this step has been completed, if your Listing was already Verified, Google will Automatically show your new Address in the Panel and should shortly after update in the SERPs.
A few Month have passed now, I was curious about a Post over at Moz.com titled “The Incredible Shrinking SERP – 2015 Edition” (Link http://moz.com/blog/the-incredible-shrinking-serp) and wanted to see for myself, upon searching for my Name, “Mikula Beutl”, of course i saw only 9 Listins instead of 10 as we should, but… Besides this Google Testings I stumbled across a nice hidden bug within Google Maps, if you closely look at this screenshot
you will notice how the Google Maps Listing Image on the Right side of the page shows my old Address, even though the New one is already active for more then 6 Month now.
In the Static Screenshot next to my Profile Image it shows my Address located at “Hohlweggasse”
https://www.google.at/maps/vt/data=RfCSdfNZ0LFPrHSm0ublXdzhdrDFhtmHhN1u-gM,ODwQ4HuqaPWSOvn4eFlZ0eD4w3xXt69U2SeCvvVaDUw7yj5q0tCyFs9kNw0q_l604epkHx4qzuZqTB8PlfcKijcf5v4xsUywgWdJsxLIEDPCI5SpVdyHI5Z2aKUbuKkFpDmYeB5_yw6MnQ , then if you look at the Listed Address (the New one) it shows “Erdbergstrasse” https://plus.google.com/+MikulaBeutlOnlineMarketingWien/ .
But here comes the best part, if you Go back to the first Screenshot, you will see that in the Organic Search listing, you find also the Correct Address, if you click on the Red Pinpoint, it will lead you to this URL https://maps.google.at/maps?bav=on.2,or.&bvm=bv.90491159,d.d24&biw=1920&bih=955&dpr=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Mikula+Beutl&fb=1&gl=at&hq=Mikula+Beutl&cid=17321272503892086381&sa=X&ei=5psnVbrvMImsU-KRhMgN&ved=0CC4QrwswAQ and you will see this Image here
which shows my name in the Search box, but shows the Old Address.
Then, just out of curiosity, I wanted to check if Google had duplicate Listings for the Entry in 2 Locations, this check is easy, in most cases you just need to go to the Actual Address and see if there is any Listings on the Map directly nearby that Location, as you can see here
there is none, so basically no mention of my Name in the New Location, but Google referrs everywhere to my New Address.
This is indeed a Bug, I have reported it to Google, hopefully they can fix that one soon.
PS: Hint, this Results might differ if you go to Google and search for my Name, since Google works with GEO Location.
Here a General Video about Google Maps for Business
Thanks for reading – Mikula Beutl