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Top 3 Factors to Rank Higher on Google Local Search

Do These 3 Tasks Well and Your Website Will Rank Higher in Google Local Search Results

I often get asked “What do I need to do to rank higher on Google for local search results?” Over time, I have found that there are 3 top factors. Number one, have an optimized Google My Business profile. Number two, achieve an average online review ranking of at least 4 stars. Number three, make sure your website is optimized for SEO and is mobile-friendly.  Of course there are other contributing ranking factors, but if you just had to focus on three to start, these would be my recommendations. Feel free to check out GMB Management for more details.

These factors are especially important if your business is in a big city because Google needs data to be able to sort “rank” many businesses competing for the same search term such as, “hair extensions Miami” or “San Diego facials.”

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