Is it true that the number of calls you get via google maps package counts for ranking ?

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    Is it true that the number of calls you get via google maps package is a factor that google counts for ranking?
     
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    It's certainly an interesting possibility. Would the number of calls indicate the popularity or relevancy of a business to a search engine? Yes it would. Do Google actively track the number of calls received? Yes they do, they send out a monthly report with those very numbers in.

    All signs are there that it could be a ranking factor but it's impossible to say without testing it and to my knowledge I haven't seen anyone test it. So anyone who gives you a yes or no answer without any data or further information, are quite simply talking out of their ass, to put it politely.

    There was a member of this forum, Techxan, who has now sadly passed a way but the guy was an encyclopedia of local SEO knowledge. He theorized that even the view count on a Google+ page could effect map pack rankings (back when there was a view count visible) whether there's any truth in that is again hard to say without testing.
     
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    I don't think the number of calls makes a difference, but I can tell you that if you start getting lots of calls google will actually show the call times in the google + page