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How To Rank Higher On Google Maps 2018 | Google My Business SEO

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Ranking in the Google maps has become more and more important over time.

As the internet expands, more and more people become reliant on small businesses that they can depend on locally.

There are many benefits of being a local business in Google’s eyes. First and foremost you get priority in rankings when someone types in a local search.

For example, if you typed in, “painting company in X” your local business would appear over a business like a HomeAdvisor

So with that being said, how can you rank above your competitors in your local market with SEO.

In this video, I cover four very important ranking factors for higher Google map rankings in 2018


This has to be the #1 reason why I don’t see local business’s ranking. Their citations are all messed up. And when I say messed up, I mean that they’re not done.

Here are some tools to get the job done fast and effectively:

– Fiverr – search “local citations”
– MOZ Local

**Google My Business Optimization**

Is your business listed properly on Google? To check and correct this, simply type into google “google my business”, sign up and make sure to fill everything out.

Once this is done, add relevant images of your business and make sure that the title’s and tags of those images are labeled with a local intent.


In short, Schema mark up is a piece of code Google uses to read your NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) more effectively.

The bad news – this code is only for advanced SEO’s

The good news – you can hire someone on Fiverr.com to take care of the whole process for you. It’s what I do and it is what I recommend you to do.


Google recently announced that they are closely monitoring Google myBusiness reviews as plenty of reviews are fraudulent or simply SPAM.

To avoid this, simply ask your clients to leave you a verified review on Google. You can even incentivize them to do this by giving away a small item valued at $5 like a:

– Starbucks Gift Card
– Discount off of your products and services


If you follow these steps closely, you will see your rankings climb.

Will it be overnight? No. But it will pay off when your business listing starts climbing and you start receiving more phone calls as a result of this.

If you were to ever have a question about local SEO and ranking in the local map packs.. just leave a comment below 🙂


Ruan M. Marinho

Google Maps For Dentists – Dental Search Engine Optimization

Google Maps for Dentists is the quickest way for dental practices to increase leads and sales for their practice.

A dental marketing priority should be creating and optimizing your Google My Business listing with the most detail possible. Including images of your dental office, highlighting your most profitable services, and making sure all your information is uniform across all search engines is required.

When your Google My Business listing for dentists is optimized properly, your business will rank for the most important keywords, terms, and phrases. Important means those that are going to attract new potential clients to your dental practice.

The goal of your dentist office should be to rank locally, in the city in which your office is located. We have identified hundreds of terms that every dental office can rank for on Google My Business. Imagine ranking for all of these terms in the city in which your dental practice is located:

dental studio
dentist in your city
dentist near me
dentist near you
cosmetic dentist
cosmetic dentristy
best dentist
best dentist near me
teeth whitening dentist
emergency dentist
emergency dental office

These are just a few. Imagine if your practice ranked at the top of Google maps for dentists in your area. How much additional business would that mean to your dental studio? How many additional clients per month would you service by having a well optimized Google Maps for Dentists? Contact us today and learn about some of the amazing results we have achieved for our dental clients. One local dentist was able to achieve 45 number one listings on Google Maps for their dental practice in just 30 days. You can do the same.

Contact our office today and find out why so many consider us the best seo company for dentists at 240-477-7085 to learn more.

How To Rank In Google Maps Quickly | Local SEO 2018

Today we cover how to rank on Google maps quickly.

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What’s up!

Today I’m going to be talking to you about the easiest way to start ranking your Google My Business. Now, ranking organically is great, but in most cases when you start out a business you’re going to want to rank on the maps first. This is because you’re likely going to be ending up in the sandbox organically.

What’s The Sandbox?

If you don’t know what the sandbox is, it’s the place where Google puts new sites right after they’re made. And generally, this happens to most sites for the first couple months. If you guys want to actually see how to get out of the sandbox, let me know in the comments and I can create a separate video on the top ways I personally use to get out of the Google sandbox.

But either way, we’re here to learn how to rank quickly in Google Maps. So, we’re going to continue this…

Step Number One: Optimize GMB

So the first thing that you’re going to want to do is optimize your Google My Business location with pictures of your location and correct file URLs to match those pictures.


If you don’t have an actual location and you’re using a service area that’s just a general vicinity on the map, then you can still take pictures of your location, except of course, it’s probably going to be of a house, right? If you don’t feel comfortable taking pictures of your house, I’ve also done in the past taking pictures of plants or random things inside my garage that were ranking at one point when I was living in a garage, and I just named the picture “picture of plant.jpg” or “picture of plant in office.jpg”. I would try to get three photos of the outside of the location, three photos of the inside location, three photos of the team, and three photos of service photos.

Step Number Two: High Quality Citations

The next thing I would do is build high quality citations, hopefully local citations, to the Google My Business with the correct name, address, phone number that’s matching what is on your Google My Business location. It’s really important that you have consistency with your name, address, and phone number.

What Exactly Do I Mean By Consistency?

So, if your Google My Business says “Street”, but your citation on another site says “St.”, then you want to make sure that those match up. If you want to know where I actually get my citations, leave a comment and I can put that in the description. I’m actually going to be creating a page for citations on my website in the near future. So, until then I will be pointing to the person that I actually used to build my citations.

Step Number Three: Review Generation Strategy

The third thing I would do is come up with a review generation strategy. If you guys don’t have a review generation strategy, I would definitely look into starting to create content around your niche that you’re trying to rank locally for, take that content and then distribute it to people and capture those people that you’re distributing it to, whether you’re distributing it to them by ranking organically, sharing it on social media, using paid traffic, and then offer them an upgrade on the post.


So for instance, download the free checklist. Once you have them in controlled assets, for instance, if they download the free checklist and you get their email, you can email them and ask them for a review on the stuff that you’re teaching around your niche. It’s a great way to start building reviews, and don’t forget to respond to your reviews on your Google My Business location.

So those are the top three ways to start building your rankings on Google locally on your Google My Business page.

Extra pro tip: if you take the local course that I’ve been making which is going to be in the link in the description, I will be going over step by step how I rank on Google My Business but also locally, organically, how I set up ads and how I do a bunch of other stuff around local. I also go over how I’ve actually been able to rank tons of businesses; my own businesses and other people’s businesses with the local SEO that I do.

So, if you want to see step-by-step how I do these things, head over to the link in the description, get the course, and hopefully I’ll see you in the course.

Until I see you guys next time, Happy SEOing.

How To Rank In Google Maps (Step By Step Process)

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In this video I break down How To Rank In Google Maps Step By Step. This is the exact process I have used to rank in Google Maps for dozens of clients and sites of my own and is what I use for my DFY Google Maps Ranking Service.


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Five Tips To Improve Google My Business & Maps Rankings: Search Control

Getting ranked high within Google Places comes down to Google verifying that your business is real, well reviewed and relevant.

Search Control is an online marketing agency located in Scottsdale, AZ, helping businesses of all types build and improve their web presence. With expertise in website design & development, search engine optimization, social media management, pay-per-click advertising, and more, we have the knowledge and vision to help your business thrive online.

Local SEO 2016 Complete Guide (Part 2) – How To Rank in Google Maps

Welcome to part 2 of the complete Local SEO Guide for 2016 brought to you by First Click Inc.

Today we discuss how to rank in Google maps via setting up local indexing profiles, maintaining consistent NAP, citation building, and how to streamline the process so you don’t spend time doing things that are unnecessary.

Please feel free to ask questions and stay tuned to part 3 where we will discuss conversion tracking, local schema markup, social signals, and more.