Is your business showing on Google (Local Business) Maps?

The Google (Local Business) Map is located above the organic search result on Google search result page, showing the top 10 listings only.

While there are no magic bullets, there are a few simple things you can do to help yourself rank better in Google Maps. The first and most important of these is to claim, verify and update your listing(s). A listing that has been verified by the business owner gives Google Maps a very high level of trust in the information that they have about your business, which in turn, helps you to rank better in their algorithm.

Go to the Google Local Business Center. Create a Google account and sign into it and begin creating or editing your listing. Google states that it can take 4-6 weeks for new listing and changes to appear in Google (Local Business) Maps, but usually happens quicker than that.

Another huge factor for ranking well in Google Maps is the Search Engine’s trust in the information they have about you. One measure of trust is if the information they see about your business across the web is standardized.

Make your website speak for you – your site should tell the Search Engines very clearly who you are, where you are and what you do.

Make sure your business is listed in all the right categories

Check your listing periodically and update it as needed to keep your business information accurate.

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