Local Search Maps Optimization is necessary for achieving prominent placement in online business listings.

Local Search Maps Optimization: Location Traffic


Local Search Results

These appear when search engines display "geo-targeted" information. In the example above, there is a Google search for "bicycles pennington nj". As you can see, a map was at the top of the search results with 7 businesses being featured. From this map, users can visit the businesses website, call the store, get driving direction, or even read reviews from other users. Google, Yahoo, and Bing display these map references when searches are done in a geo-targeted area. These top 7 businesses are called the 7-pack.

Here are a few testimonials from business owners about the importance of ranking in the 7-pack:


Google Places Case Study


Google Places Case Studies

Getting Your Business in the Local Search 7-pack

Location Traffic can move local businesses into the high rankings of the 7-pack. What this means for you is that you can show up on the first pages of Google, Yahoo, and Bing without having to compete on a national level.  In order to rank your business in the local map 7-pack we do the following…

  • Analyze your specific market for the most relevant keywords and competition.

  • Create your local map listings on the major search engines.

  • Revise listing content to make it relevant for local searchers.

  • Create Citations to your business information on other sites and directories.

Most Businesses (and even Internet Marketing Companies) don't realize that local search rankings are different from normal internet searches.

Next Steps

Now You understand the basics of Local Search Marketing, This is a small part of what your business can do to gain customers through online searches. With our On page SEO for organic search, PPC, and Local Search Maps Optimization you can potentially show up on the first page 3 times…

Posted: 11/20/2010 10:16:37 AM by Shep Morrow