Our Google Maps and Directory Listings Management provides a vital service to build your online presence. When properly optimized and utilized, it is one of the quickest and easiest ways for your business to show up in local search results making it easy for customers to find information about your business, staff, products, services and special events or offers.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Google displays the local 3-Pack of Google Maps before organic results across all devices. The Maps Pack appears on first page search results, making it the most frequently displayed search result feature available. The first, second and third results in the Google 3-pack receive 24.48%, 13.81% and 9.5% of clicks respectively, for a combined total of 47.79% of clicks, according to Advanced Web Ranking. Additionally, from July 2018 - July 2019, Google has maintained 92.18% of all search traffic. The 3-Pack is also designed to appear as the first page in a search results for someone doing a local search on a smartphone.
TIME TO ADOPT AN SEO STRATEGY
Google previously showed seven local companies in a list form, known as the 7-pack, giving more local businesses a chance to squeeze into the first search results page. Google’s decision to show only 3 listings is motivated by mobile. The Google Maps 3-pack is the most frequently displayed SERP feature. For a local business, there is no better place to appear.
Business Citations refer to your company description that may appear in business listings such as Yelp, 2FindLocal, Trip Advisor or Yellow Pages, and other local directories and map search apps. This is one of the best places to add keywords, services, products, optimized images and ensure a positive portrayal of your business to the local community.
Citations are a crucial source of backlinks and are a local search ranking factor. Care needs to be taken to list in directories with authority and avoid “trash” directories intended to be a shortcut to back-links. Where you are listed matters!
OUR PROVEN METHOD
Do we have some “secret sauce” that promises unrealistic results? No, we have a comprehensive, consistent process that monitors the info about your business on a monthly basis. Most businesses don’t realize that not only you, but anyone, can edit your listing data. The edits are made as suggestions, but they can go live without giving you any notification. Name, address, phone number (NAP), business category, photos, location, services, products —everything can be changed by a random person which may dramatically affect your local rankings. Our service ensures consistency in NAP and locks down your local directories so that any unauthorized changes cannot be made.