Checking Local Citations
Behold the Google Map-Pack, getting into the top 3 is actually way easier than most think. First things first knowing and understanding the different factors that influence the position and rank of your GMB.
- Reviews and Ratings
- Organic Rank of Domain
These are some of the most important things that influence your GMB listing rank. Location is something that should not be changed once your GMB is setup. Doing so would create inconsistencies in your NAP (Name Address & Phone Number) which would hurt and by hurt I mean decrease the rank of your GMB. Taking you even further away from reaching the almighty MAP Pack.
Citations are basically votes and these votes are to see who’s winning a seat in the top 3. Some citations sources are stronger than others below I will post the top 5 for local business.
- Bing Places
- Apple Maps
- Info Group
Google My Business is #1 however, you should already have one of those so…. Good JOB!!
These are the main ones that you want to make sure you have. If you would still like some help with your local citations sign up for our Free SEO Analysis and you’ll get that and more.
I hope you enjoyed the post, Happy Citation Checking!