Google is the world’s most popular search engine. Long gone are the days of hefty yellow page directories to search for local businesses in your area. Thousands of people in Minnesota communities use Google daily to search for local restaurants, local services, local products, and local businesses to meet their needs. These are customers already interested, taking action, and ready to buy… but there’s just one problem. Are you even showing up organically in the Google Maps search results? Do you have an optimized Google My Business Listing with great reviews, consistent and updated business info, and content rich descriptions with your keywords strategically placed in your GMB listing? Were you even aware that you could leverage Google to increase your business’s online presence and drive direct traffic & sales to your business? Think about all that online traffic that you’re currently missing out on and imagine an optimized GMB listing causing your phone to ring with fresh new leads if you were ranked in the coveted top 3 listings in the Google Map Pack? How would you like to get your business ranked in Google’s Top 3 Map Pack, completely hands free, while seeing HUGE ROI with an effective GMB SEO Campaign?
Most of the online traffic that is coming from local products, local businesses, and local services right now is coming from Google. Stop trying to optimize your Google My Business listing yourself! Smart business owners know their time is better spent working on the actual business – performing tasks focused on growing the business in the mid to long-term -rather than working in the business – doing the actual manual tasks that just slows you down as a business. Also, ranking in the 3 pack is becoming more and more difficult if you are not using advanced strategies. We take the best strategies and tactics from industry-leading GMB optimization campaigns designed for total domination for 3 pack listings.
Here are some examples of what GMB SEO can do for your business:
When was the last time you went to the second page of Google to find what you were searching for? Most all of the search traffic is generated on the front page in the Google Map Pack or via the ten organic listings on the first page of results. Don’t take our word for it, check out this awesome GMB 3 Pack Case Study by Moz.com. When you investing in your GMB search engine optimization, you are making a direct investment in its visibility and profitability on the web. This is why SEO is so important, no matter what business you’re in. And based on the way search engines are constantly evolving, it’s unlikely that SEO will lose importance any time soon.
These days, everybody LOVES instant results. Pay a fee, get your business ranked on the first page of Google, and get all the leads and sales that your business can possibly handle. Sound like a dream come true? However, in the SEO world, instant results are a myth thanks to Google’s complicated and proprietary algorithm. Bottom line though, is that Google wants high-quality websites to be returned in the highest positions in their search results.
Quality, in Google’s eyes, means plenty of content that explains what your business does, both written and visual. It means an easy to navigate process, so prospects don’t have to go on a hunt to find what they came for. And it means constantly keeping your site up-to-date with new information – videos, blog posts, additions to page content, new gallery images, and more.
SEO is a marathon, not a sprint, and it can take time for SEO efforts to bring those first-page results (because obviously EVERYBODY wants to be on page one, but only TEN have that privilege!)
But our strategic and effective strategies will help you get there in as little time as possible.To see a blueprint of what to expect when you purchase our GMB SEO package, see the chart below:
These are the services and tasks that we implement every month strictly for your 180-day GMB SEO campaigns. It is designed for local competition niches and local metropolitan areas. These GMB SEO strategies are designed for 3 Pack domination.
We start your 180 Day Campaign with Keyword Research (We find the top 5 keywords for your niche to help you rank on Google Maps for) and create you a new GMB dashboard. This acts as an additional branded property and interlinks to the GMB listing, the main company website, and selected brand profiles and features a Google Map embed, hours, and NAP information.
We continue to optimize your GMB listing while we implement Proprietary Local Link Strategies that will help you increase in local searches and rankings. We also write high-quality articles and press releases written with call to actions and complete with company information and keywords for your GMB listings. We are using this article similarly to the original GMB descriptions where we highlight the location and geo-area as well as the brand’s services and contact information.
Tasks include Optimizing Title Tags, Metas, H1 and H2 Tags, Image Alt Text, Inner Linking Structure and Anchor Text, Outbound Link Structure and Anchor Text, Create and Validate Organizational Schema Script and Implement our TF-IDF Action Plan on the target page.
We further optimize the local business JSON markup, Google Maps embed, local relevancy linking, NAP and hours, and a store locator feature.
We create 40 additional citations based on your location and niche to further round out the brand’s digital presence. These are manually built business listings with complete details filled out and a careful attention to the company NAP and information.
Geo-Networks create local relevancy for a brand, a key ranking factor in the local search algorithm. These networks can help make the difference is high competition niches and large metro areas that now have an infinite number of map pack based on searcher proximity.
We create top quality content for the geo-network, specifically discussing the location and combine this with our proven link strategy designed to funnel massive geo-relevance to any brand.
At the end of this plan, you should be seeing some great results and improved rankings.
Of course! We provide an PDF report that is emailed to your business each month. This report shows the month’s progress, along with links to deliverables. Additionally, we provide an advanced Local SEO Audit at the start of the project and upon project completion which highlights the company’s increased online presence.
Plain and simple, GMB SEO takes time. It takes time to research your market and industry. It takes time to perform the necessary analyses. And it takes time to produce quality content, citations, and implementing our proven tactics to boost your rankings. And that’s just on our side of things. It takes time for Google to recognize your GMB listing and assign it the authority it deserves. It takes time for it to see that changes have been made, compare the quality of your GMB listing and your content to everyone else in the same space. It even takes time for user behavior to change. They’ll need a while to discover that things on your site have changed. HOWEVER, Most clients are reporting seeing gains within only days or weeks of the campaigns starting, and they are already getting new leads and sales. We’ve built a 6 month GMB SEO Campaign Blueprint with some of the best methods for 3 Pack Dominance. Our results always outperform anything you would get from lesser quality providers.
Our 180 Day Campaigns includes: 4 data aggregator submissions (USA). The Top 40 branded social accounts. The top 80 secondary branded web 2.0’s, 10 niche network web 2.0’s, 15 geo-network web 2.0’s, the top 42 national business listings, 6 GPS listings, 120 secondary citations, 15 image citations, and 75 My Map citations.
The more consistent citations you have, the higher you will rank.
A consistent NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) is still very important to local rankings. If your NAP details change during the course of the campaign there will be an additional fee required to change or update any work already completed.
You can only schedule a call via the GMB department’s email listed below if you are a current GMB client. We also provide you with two complimentary 15-minute phone calls each month to follow up with you about your GMB SEO Campaign and Listing. Calls must be scheduled by email first and it is only available for existing GMB clients.
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We deliver the highest impact for your business!
GMB Site Creation & Optimization
40+ Strategic Citation Creation Citations
Niche Networks Creation
And much more….!
*Included* Website On-Page Optimization
Store Locator, Map Embed, JSON Schema
If you’re a local business serving the Anoka County metro area, then MN Local Business Guide offers an ideal opportunity to put your business in front of prospective clients AT NO CHARGE TO YOU.