Why list your business on Google Maps?
Google Maps / Google Place / Google My Business is an exceptionally powerful marketing tool. People pay thousands and thousands of pounds for Search Engine Optimisation, it helps them to rank and to bring in new clients and new leads. However ranking on Google Maps for local business searches is vital and far easier to do than ranking for your chosen keywords in Google.
The Google maps listings are usually currently situated above the natural listings making them very valuable and very important to be listed in.
Ranking Highly on Google Maps
You have probably realised that ranking highly on Google Maps is not as easy as you had hoped and can take several months to do.
You need to ensure that you have provided everything that has been requested for your listing. Many companies make this mistake, they don’t provide all the information requested and then wonder why hey are sitting so far down the list and not in the top 3.
Obviously there is a lot more to ranking in the top 3 on Google Maps and we are not going to give away all of our secrets here. So if you want help with your listing then get in touch and we will take it over and set it up correctly for you and optimise it going forward if you would like us to.
Does it matter if I use paid or fake reviews?
Yes it does. When it comes to Google Maps you must get as many of your genuine customers to leave reviews for you as possible and always reply to the review that you receive. This shows potential new customers that you care about what they think, and it also helps you to rank better in searches. However that said, never pay for reviews or post fake reviews or get your family to post fake reviews. Google will know and it will negatively effect your ranking in searches, and it will damage your reputation with clients.