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How to Increase Google Business Listing Ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rv5544, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. rv5544

    rv5544 Newbie

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    Any tips for increasing google map rankings in the searches?
    Thanks in advance! ;)
     
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    I have a local business I have more 5 star reviews than any other business in my nice by at least double. I have used Schema on my website, I update google business plus with photos and post weekly, more than any other business in my niche but still on page 2. I follow all the rules of ranking myself and I am not going no where. If you know anything that I don't feel free
     
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    I believe the number of citations also plays a part in the map rankings.
     
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    I've done a lot more citations than anyone else in my field as well....I can't figure it out
     
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    Assuming you had more citations, consistent NAP, and 5 star reviews, you should be ranking fine in Google Map. Do you have schema markups on your homepage?
     
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    Yes I have
     
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    We have citations on almost every site, but it doesn't appear in the first page.
     
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    What I noticed is, it has to do with the name, if you have the business keywords in it, it shows otherwise do not. Only people searching for your business name can find it
     
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    What does Schema do to your website?
     
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    - Site ranking influences your ranking in maps
    - Is your location near the center of the city?
    - Age of website
    - Social signals like reviews in yelp, in your facebook page, etc.
    - youtube videos about your business

    There are so many variables is hard to list them all, basically you need to project that you are a leader in the industry and your customers rave about your service. If they like your service they would be posting about it online, in lieu of them doing it you have to do it creating the illusion that you are a leader of that service in the area.