Local Listing on Google Maps versus Organic SEO
Having worked with a lot of local clients for Search Engine Optimization in San Diego, there have been instances when Google Map Listings have been very effective. These types of listings are usually beneficial for "very localized" searches, such as massage therapy in Carlsbad or Cosmetic Dentist in Encinitas. Real Estate and mortgage searches have also gained great results from being ranked on Google maps.
All things SEO considered, map listings are very easy to come by (for an SEO), though their effectiveness are not at all guaranteed. If you were to type "Carlsbad Home Loan" into Google, for example, a small map will appear just beneath the sponsored listings. The listings next to the map are businesses, listed A-G. While this seems like great way to market your business, what we have learned at SEO San Diego CA is that there is little to nothing to be gained by being ranked below the "C" position. Gaining an A, B or C position is key.
Guaranteeing this ranking is something an SEO would love to be able to boast. We at SEO San Diego have a great track record of success and will gladly help you rank on Google Maps for your local business. Feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any questions.
Shane Haithcock is a San Diego SEO, who specializes in Search Engine Optimization.
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