Google Local Business Listings - SEO

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Hi does anyone know how to get your business page on google to the number one spot? Do you need to do SEO on the business listing page seperate or is it related to your website and how well that ranks. Currently the site im trying to rank naturally ranks number 3 however the business with the little google pic next to it on the map doesnt show up and the number one spot is also number one in the business lists.

How can I get there, its not exactly a competitive term
#business #google #listings #local #seo
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcat1967
    Had to go through this myself a couple of times. Are you talking about the Google Maps which is referred to the "seven pack" (used to be called 10 pack). This shows the first seven businesses.

    Make sure you fill out all of the fields and optimize them w/ KWs that is relevant to your niche.

    I hope this helps - though I'm thinking you are talking about Google Maps...I could be wrong. Tell me and maybe I can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockyk
    Only certain keyword phrases bring up google maps. This is very useful to know and research before you try to target keywords that simply won't bring up maps.

    The more involved business listings will rank higher. What I mean by this is having lots of reviews and pictures. I also think the overall SEO of the business website plays a part.
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  • Profile picture of the author hollymolly87
    Hi everyone and thanks for your help, bigcat- yes I meant the top 7 businesses thing but it is shown next to a map with the location. What I mean is if i type in blue widgets newyork the first handful of listing are business listings shown next to a map with their location tagged, This is what I want to get to the top of.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    "citations" are when your business is mentioned across the internet. This often means your business is listed in a directory, which includes the business name and address. Google likes to see this because it verifies that the business is "legit".

    The better the citation, the more it will benefit, for example, if there is a prominent local directory for businesses, being in there is a good citation.

    Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author LP Copywriter
      For more on this: hxxp://seomoz.org/blog/one-dead-simple-tactic-for-better-rankings-in-google-local (still can't post links)

      Originally Posted by freudianslip27 View Post

      "citations" are when your business is mentioned across the internet. This often means your business is listed in a directory, which includes the business name and address. Google likes to see this because it verifies that the business is "legit".

      The better the citation, the more it will benefit, for example, if there is a prominent local directory for businesses, being in there is a good citation.

      Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author shaktimaan
    i would also like to know how to get listed in "Local business results for jiu jitsu near Las Vegas, NV", Google

    I am talking about robertdrysdale.net. it is not listed in Local business results.
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  • Profile picture of the author CodyTemke
    I would work on getting a lot more reviews, it should help you clime rankings on the local search.
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