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    Google My Business – Always start here

    October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017

Google My Business – Always start here

Google My Business – Always start here

What is Google My Business? Why is it important? I’ll argue that it is probably the most important place to explore online when wanting to appear in local search results. Our philosophy is that you “always START with Google my Business” before committing to any other local SEO objectives.

A good analogy would be Google My Business is the house and everyone else is just living in it. Without building your Google My Business page, you won’t be appearing in any local map listings. Later this week we will discuss why this is important and how maps are becoming increasingly more instrumental in SEO.

Google My Business determines several key factors about your business and then uses those considerations to deliver relevant local search results to the end-user.

Here are a few key factors:

Physical Location – how close you are to the searcher

Your Reviews – What the community has to say about your services

Business Category – What product or services you sell

As imagined, these categories are critical to the success of you being found on relevant local search results.

Do you need help?

It’s imperative that you have a Google My Business Page and that it is built out correctly. If you do not have a Google My Business Page, and would like to have one developed for you, I would be happy to help. You can contact me here or my email address is

As always, we hope you enjoyed this tip. Stay tuned as we will be posting a video each day this week dealing with Local Optimization and how it differs from traditional SEO. Tomorrow we discuss what you need to know about Citations and NAPs and how they play an important role in your local optimization efforts.

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Watch our Video on Google My Business