When you use Google to find out a restaurant near you, you will see the top search results usually with the location map. Having a good local SEO status is what puts you there!
Local searches online are widely used by most people. So, this is also one of the best ways to increase your SEO ranking in Google for your brick-and-mortar location.
Local search from Google will usually give the Local Pack, which is the business listing from Google My Business (GMB), and Organic Search. Both of these are non-paid or organic results. If there are paid ads, these will be found above the local pack and organic search.
Go to https://www.google.com/business/ to list your business and showcase your profile. Online users have the chance to interact with your page through appointment booking, direct messaging, reviews, and etc.
Make sure to provide your Google My Business Page with your current information. This includes Business Name, Address, Phone Number (NAP), categories, business hours, types of payment, etc. Upload hi-res photos of your shop or office.
This refers to matched searches with a local listing. Every word you put on your business profile will be picked up by Google to match the online users’ search terms. Be sure to fill your profile with all the right information.
With your business location matching the searcher’s preferred location, they will be able to calculate the distance between the both of you. Using Google Maps, they can directly guide the user to your physical store. So, be sure to provide your exact address.
This refers to how popular your business is within the locality. You may already be a trusted business and have just started your online efforts. This is an excellent opportunity to optimize your reviews online!
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