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[Guide] The 11 Tips For Ranking Your GMB Easily & Fast

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by nodyguy, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. nodyguy

    nodyguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys,

    I see many members asking alot recently about GMB's so I decided to write a quick list of tips for optimizing it.

    Let's go straight to the point.

    I'll divide this to Onpage (Optimizing the GMB itself) and Offpage (Optimizing outside of the GMB).

    GMB Onpage Optimizing:
    • Add photos - make sure the keyword is in the file name. Also add geotagged photos, using tools like: https://www.geoimgr.com/
    • Add posts - Make sure you have some posts on your listing, both long and short, with your keywords inside.
    • Add reviews - Make sure you use legit reviews. Google is doing good job "filtering" fake reviews so try to act legit. If you are not outsourcing, post reviews from mobiles that searched for the service and called the GMB recently. Also make sure you're replying to reviews.
    • Categories - Make sure your primary and secondary categories are similar to your top competitors.
    • Add all the details - Make sure you fill everything possible in the GMB like description, hours, etc. For label use keywords.

    GMB Offpage Optimizing:
    • Social Fortress - Make sure you build all the social profiles available, or atleast the top ones, with the NAP of the GMB.
    • Press Release - Make sure you run a quality press release with your map embeded and with your NAP there.
    • Citations - Build a bunch of Citations like Yelp and Bing, but make sure you go for local citations as well. Try to track what citations your competitors are using and get them as well.
    • Website - Make sure to get a website connected to your GMB, you can use GMB website builder.
    • Links - Just like any normal SEO project, get some links from various sources to your WEBSITE. Make sure those links include the NAP and the business information as well.
    • Google Authority Stack - Google loves their own properties, setup a Google Authority Stack linking to your website.

    Let me know if you have any questions or you want to add something.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Topiano

    Topiano Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You made personal case study on this ?
     
  3. Drakon

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    • Google Authority Stack - Google loves their own properties, setup a Google Authority Stack linking to your website.
    Isnt this your sale thread;)
     
  4. Naresh11

    Naresh11 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well written guide
     
  5. mpikxfx

    mpikxfx Regular Member

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    Thanks for this excellent guide ! :)
     
  6. nodyguy

    nodyguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not a case study, but used it for personal projects.
    Not one that I know about.
    Next time check before blaming ;)
    Thank you guys!
     
  7. Power Booster

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    Yeah, you just said everything and Google markup schema is also must in the website which should contain all the information regarding the website like address, phone, email, logo, image etc.

    And must said, Google authority stack is very important for any local business and is good for any website too, as Google loves their properties.
     
  8. Jay Yadav

    Jay Yadav Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice share and google stacks always works for me!
     
  9. lbhbochc

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    There are so, so many more things you need to do.

    Make sure reviews have your targeted keywords
    Add/rotate posts on a regular basis
    Fill out your business.site

    Lots more off-page stuff

    Etc.

    This is basic stuff that isn't going to make a difference for a GMB in a high competition area.

    Google Authority Stacks have lost their power. I don't bother with them anymore.
     
  10. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Nice guide op.

    So many more things? Can you share them with us?
     
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  11. lbhbochc

    lbhbochc Power Member

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    Daisy chain posts together
    Don't want to rotate posts? Set them as events that last for a year.
    Treat business.site as a webpage and link to GMB as well as money site
    Shoot geo and niche specific links to CID. Links don't have to include NAP as long as they include keywords. Works really well with Web 2.0s
    Add emoji to business name or to posts (makes GMB stand out and increases CTR)
    Add Videos to GMB
    Link to GMB in YouTube videos
    Make sure Posts have an eye catching pic. Pics of people looking at the view work really well. Increases CTR.
    If no pic on the post, make sure keyword is in the first line of text.
     
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  12. Switchback_Ahead

    Switchback_Ahead Newbie

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    Quoting lbhbochc:
    "There are so, so many more things you need to do."

    Do you offer GMB services?


    *I can't officially reply because I'm a newbie.
    Boo.
     
  13. lbhbochc

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    Couple others I forgot to add:

    Embed business.site on to geo specific pages
    Seed FAQs with keyword rich questions
     
  14. lencarifin

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    nice share, will wait for results
     
  15. priem97

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    i will update here soon
    thank you OP for ur tips
     
  16. nodyguy

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    Thanks for adding your insights!
     
  17. The Curator

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    Make sure FAQ are filled out with service and geo keywords...
     
  18. andrewsym

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    Yeah perfect guide thanks to share
     
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  19. r1004

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    • geoimg is great, but you cannot edit all the metadata. Anything that llows to edit the rest of the meta, or all the meta? thxs

    • Add photos - make sure the keyword is in the file name. Also add geotagged photos, using tools like: https://www.geoimgr.com/

     
  20. nodyguy

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    Thanks for the share.