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Hey,

I have a site up for a local business and its not showing in the local listing serp section but there is only 1 other competitor?

It shows for other keywords in the local serps and there are multiple businesses in it?

I have more and better quality content, citations, PBN links etc.

Can't quite grasp whats going on lol
#confused #local #serp
  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Maybe the keyword it's not showing up for in the local listings is not a local keyword. Also, make sure you aren't violating any of Google's rules regarding local listings. You can find the updated rules here.
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    • Based on the limited info you gave I can envision a couple scenarios but...

      Are you saying for a specific KW a map and a local listings comes up, but there is only 1 listing?

      Are there other businesses of that type in town.

      If so that sounds like what we call a one-box. That's where Google gets confused and thinks a KW search is a brand search. Maybe the name of that business has some of the keywords in it? Then Google thinks you are search for that business instead of a generic query and so only shows you that one business.

      Since Pigeon it's been happening a lot even when it's not a partial name match.

      Does that sound right?

      If not, if you can link to the results and explain a little more I'll try to help.
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  • Pickup your business keywords, Associate them with your local cities and brand name and use them in tags section. Create A google+ business profile page and get it verified. Do some citation in business website and ask your visitors to rate you/review you on Google+ business page. You will see improvement in result
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  • Profile picture of the author ezeonlinebiz
    Since you said local business. You need to submit your site to Google places. Also adding Google map on your page could also be very helpful.
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