What is the map pack? Well, when you Google anything with a physical location (Marketing Agency, Doctor’s Office, Restaurants, etc.) Google shows the locations of these businesses that are close to you. The map pack is an easy way for people in your area to find your business.

This map takes up the first chunk of search results, which means they get a lot of exposure. Google recently changed their map pack so that only the top three locations are shown. This increases the competition for businesses to secure one of the top three places. So how do you get ranked at the top of this map? Here are some tips:

Get Reviews

The more 5 –Star Google ratings you have the better your chances of ranking number one on the local map pack. When people are enjoying and recommending a business, they are more likely to be a good business. Remember to request reviews from customers who have had a good experience with you. Asking customers to review how you are doing on Google will also show you what you can improve and what you are doing well.

Claim your listing

If you have not done so already, it is so important to claim your business on Google. To do this, type your business name in Google and click “claim my business” on the sidebar. It will ask you to create an account and go through a verification process. Once your business is claimed and verified, you can begin to fill out the GMB to help your ranking!

Optimize your GMB

Once you have a verified GMB it is time to populate and optimize. The more strategic content published on your GMB the more likely that Google would rank you higher. This also helps with the user experience.

Have a mobile-friendly website

Mobile is everything now. More people are searching on their phones than their desktop devices, which is why it is integral to have a mobile-friendly site.

With these tips and a little search engine optimization (SEO), you will start to climb the ranks!

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