Your Google My Business listing is one of the most important - if not the most important factor - when it comes to showing up in local search. Recall that "Local Search" or "Local SEO" is aimed at optimizing and building content around your Google My Business listing, whereas "Traditional" SEO is about getting your web pages ranked in Google's organic search listings. If you'd like a refresher about "Local SEO" vs. " Traditional SEO" we have a detailed blog post that reviews the two approaches.
Our Google My Business service works on your local presence from three different angles:
Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of this page to see actual data from four of our client's live Google My Business Campaigns (as of 4/24/22).
The first step in our Google My Business approach is the longest phase. We analyze your website from a local SEO perspective and produce the following deliverables:
The second part of our process involves submitting citations (Citation Building) to recognized sites with the goal of ensuring that all of your site's critical information (name, address, hours, etc.) is consistent across the web.
Google looks at how consistent this information is across the web, and uses it to help verity the authenticity of your business. We first submit to large aggregator sites, and thereafter we submit to any remaining key citations or industry specific sites that we think would be helpful for your local presence.
Those of you who've used Google My Business posting features before know that Google will often send you a reminder that your most recent GMB post "expires in 7 days" - and suggests that you post again. While Google hasn't explicitly stated that businesses that post frequently on GMB will have better visibility than their competitors, anecdotal evidence suggests that in some instances, this may be the case.
Thus, as part of GMB process we take snippets of existing content from your website about subjects you wish to promote, and we publish weekly on your Google My Business thread. In addition, we try to add a geo-tagged photo of your business at least every 1-2 months to help reinforce the local nature of your business.
Our GMB service is offered at a flat-rate of $400/mo + a one-time $60 fee to cover the cost of the initial submission of your site to the large aggregator providers. There is an initial 6-month commitment, and is month-to-month after that time.
If you have questions about Google My Business or about our Google My Business/Local SEO service offering, please get in touch with us or send us a contact request and we'll get back to you ASAP.