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Google Business Listing & Map Optimization

I can't find my business on Google?

Google has made changes to local search that makes it even more difficult for businesses to rank high in local search results. When you search for a local business on Google, the mapping section now only shows three local businesses instead of seven. A “More Places” link shows up also but very few people click to view additional listings. Google will be making it even MORE challenging for local businesses to rank high once they begin adding paid ads at the top of the local mapping pack. SEO is headed for an aggressive change and businesses will be fighting for top positions.

One way you can increase your odds of showing up high in local search is by claiming and optimizing your Google My Business page. It’s more important than ever to claim your listing, making sure to complete all the information requested, add photos, business hours, write a keyword optimized business description, select your business category, etc. Having an optimized Google My Business Page can significantly increase your chances of showing up higher in local search results.

Joshua French in Fayetteville, Arkansas is a Certified Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Professional with Google, Yahoo and Bing, who partners with local Arkansas businesses to develop digital marketing strategies that will improve their online & mobile presence. As a YP Marketing Solutions professional with over 12 years of marketing experience working with small and medium size businesses, he understands how to market your local business in the Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Fort Smith and surrounding areas.

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