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How to tell if your Google Maps ranking strategy is working


Google Business Profile Optimization Tips

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Google Business Profile Optimization Tips

How to tell if your Google Maps ranking strategy is working

A few months ago we wrote about how Google now offers a platform where small business owners can pay to speak with Google-employeed small business product experts to learn best practices. Well, we put our money where our mouth is and signed up for one of their calls so we could share their feedback with you. Here's what they had to say about how you can rank higher on Google Maps:

  1. Consistently post an update with an image on your GBP once per week.

  2. Get reviews regularly. Reviews with images/videos and long comments have more weight and will help you more than reviews with only star ratings.

  3. Upload at least one new image from your business to the media section of your GBP every few weeks.

  4. Optimize your GBP initially with a great SEO-written business description, a complete list of services/products, attributes, descriptions for everything, and a few Q&As to start.

This was awesome to hear since this is exactly our approach for our Google Business Profile management service and what we suggest for our ProfilePro users. We'll keep calling Google every few months to compare their latest GBP ranking tips to our own findings and will keep you informed.


In the meantime, have you ever wondered how you can get your Google Business Profile to rank for a specific keyword? Well, you're in luck! We just made a video about that exact topic! Watch below, and don't forget to click the like & subscribe button, please!




 
Google Business Profile Software

ProfilePro tip of the week:


Run an audit using our free ranking audit tool to see how you're ranking today. If you don't measure it you cannot improve it.


Make sure you completed all of the tasks in the "do once" section.


 

Google Reviews Software RoboReply

If you manage reviews on many Google Business Profiles you need to try RoboReply. It helped us save hours a day on Google review management.



 


Free Google Maps Ranking Audit Tool

Wondering how well your Google Business Profile ranks on Google Maps for different keywords? We built a free local ranking audit tool you can use to quickly find out!



 

You know... you don't need to do your own marketing anymore. Hand it over to us so you can take that holiday vacation you've been dreaming of. We offer:

  • Google Business Profile management services

  • Listings/citation management software

  • Reviews management software

  • Reputation management software

  • Google Business Profile SEO AI tool

  • Bulk Google review responding AI

  • Agency partner program


 

Check out our guide on every possible ranking strategy for Google Business Profiles!

How To Rank First on Google Maps Guide

Google Updates You Should Know About

Google updates their algos regularly, and we check and then digest them for you. Here are the latest ones local marketers should know about:

You can find details on all algo updates here.

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