Local searches are on the rise as more and more users take their searches to mobile devices. “Near me” or “nearby” has become an increasingly searched topic along with specific store titles or broad topics; such as “sushi near me”. This trend seems to be getting more and more popular; as we learn how to use this popular search term to our advantage. Qode Media has the best tips to help your business grow with “near me” searches.
Generally if someone searched for something in the area they’ll receive the top three ranking searches shown on the Google Map. However, if they search for the same thing and add “near me” the results could be completely different. The near me searches can help any business, as it’ll put you on the map even though you may not be ranking in the top three for that specific search term.
It’s important to note that being the closest doesn’t mean you’re going to definitely be listed in a “near me” search. You still have to do some SEO on your business page to rank in the near me searches. Below is a list of tips on how to help you rank in the “near me” searches.
- Make sure your business name, address and phone number are listed on your website.
- Properly set up “Google My Business” and the business Google Plus pages. If you have multiple locations make sure that this is set up for each location to avoid confusion. If you have multiple locations make that extremely transparent in your page, as Googlebots need to easily recognize there is multiple locations.
- Encourage people to leave positive reviews for your business. Google reviews can have a positive impact on your map ranking based on high rated reviews.
Optimizing your website for SEO ranking can be extremely complicated. Our expert team at Qode Media provides the best SEO and Internet marketing services in Toronto; don’t stress about your Google ranking, let us take care of it for you. Contact one of our Qode Media representatives today by using our online form or by giving us a call at 416-208-0157.