Google My Business Now #1 Factor In Local Search
Understanding Google My Business
Google My Business (GMB) became an active service in the Google suite of products in June, 2014. At that time, however, it was a very small and not particularly significant factor for online business growth. Since then, Google has increased the importance of GMB, adding features and using it on mobile devices to directly connect searchers with local businesses. This can have a very positive impact for local businesses who use GMB as a marketing tool to attract more customers.
We see GMB as an absolutely vital component of any serious local online marketing campaign. We specialize in Google My Business management and marketing. We know how to get the most from Google My Business for your business. Call us at (503)828-6268 for a complimentary consultation.
Google Maps Listing = Google 3 Pack
The image below displays the Google Maps listing, also known as the “Google 3 Pack.” Notice that our company, Vancouver WA SEO ranks #1. On desktop computers the Google Maps listing will display the top 3 results for a keyword search. Other businesses are listed, however, a searcher must click on the button at the bottom of the Google Maps listing to fully view all businesses. Notice that on both desktop and mobile devices Google places advertisements above the Google Maps listings.
Google Maps Listing And Google My Business
Your Google Maps listing (3 Pack ranking) is closely tied to your Google My Business account. The more you improve your GMB account the better opportunity you have to place your business listing in the top 3 of the Google Maps listing. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not SEO; a GMB Visibility campaign is all about the quality of your business as it appears to Google. The Google Maps listing for local business visibility depend on Authority, Relevance, and Trust for your over business entity. We work with Google Maps listings every day so we know how to help your business get the visibility you need.
This Image Demonstrates Importance Of Local Search
Local Search Visually
When you need the best in Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), contact Vancouver WAS SEO at (503) 828-6268 to discuss your business goals and
how we can help you achieve those goals.