I saw an interesting question recently: a mattress company with over 100 Google reviews wants to know why they don’t come up in the 3 pack map. When they search for mattress company related keywords close to their location, the Google 3 pack map shows businesses farther away. These other companies have far less Google […]
Occasionally, you’ll see businesses without a website inside of the Google 3-pack map, at the top of local search results. Why does this happen? Where does Google get this info?
If you’re trying to rank well in local SEO, then reviews are an important part of that mix. But when you look at search results in Google, you’ll notice that review stars don’t always show up. Here’s a couple of quick facts about the Google Review Stars that might answer some questions you’ve been meaning […]
You may have seen examples of stylized Google Maps before. These Google Maps look different than the default styles that come with Google Maps. There is an example of one of these stylized maps at the bottom of my Contact page. You may be wondering “How do I get my own Google Map to look […]
In the very near future, there are going to be a lot of shocked and angry business owners. For several years, a popular SEO hack has been to rent a UPS Store mailbox near the center of the city you want to rank well in. For at least three years, Google has been telling business […]
What are citations for local SEO, and why does your business need them? Citations are mentions of your business information on trusted websites. Citations come in two varieties, structured and unstructured. Structured citations have the business name, address, and phone (or NAP) as well as category keywords, website, and may also include hours of operation. […]
People ask me how to get into Google Places, when they’ve hit an unexpected roadblock. This article will explain what to expect after you submit your listing. There are a few potential points of failure, so if you weren’t listed correctly, one of these might be why. When you submit your business for listing on […]
Embedding Google Maps into a page is fairly easy, but there are little things you can do to improve the appearance and usability. There are also several things you can do if you dig into the API, but the fixes this article covers are fairly painless to carry out. The default Google Maps iframe embed […]