I got an alert last night that the Google Places Guidelines changed – For the Better IMO! It’s always been against the rules to add city or keywords
This an ongoing issue when you reach out to Google places specialists.
« A name should not include: Description or contact information. Exception: Single descriptor with business location or service offered by the business can be added to the name »
NEW PLACES GUIDELINES
Business Name: Represent your business exactly as it appears in the offline world.
- Do not include marketing taglines in your business name.
- Do not include phone numbers, store codes, city names, or URLs in the business name field, unless they are part of your business name.
- Do not attempt to manipulate search results by adding extraneous keywords or a description of your business in the business name field.