GOOGLE MY BUSINESS SEO 2022 – The Fastest Way to Rank N#1 on Google Maps
What are the best Google My Business SEO techniques to rank N#1 on Google maps?
This is a question I get asked all the time by local business owners.
Optimizing your google my business listing or, what is now known as your Google Business Profile, is actually quite simple.
In this video, I go through the most effective tried and tested Google My Business SEO tactics you can use to claim the top spots on Google maps.
No fancy hacks or shortcuts that could result in your listing being suspended. Just good old fashioned search engine optimisation based on data and research.
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📑TABLE OF CONTENT
1:29 GMB Everywhere
2:16 Local Search ranking factors report
2:41 Primary business Category
4:48 Business Name
6:01 Google Reviews
10:10 Check your progress
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47 thoughts on “GOOGLE MY BUSINESS SEO 2022 – The Fastest Way to Rank N#1 on Google Maps”
Hi, i was wondering if it is possible to do keywords research for free somehow?
What is the tool at the end of the video?
The first video I've ever watched about local seo and someone from the UK as well. Will be watching more – Keep up the great work
We live in South Africa and verifying businesses on Google is lost impossible as the post card verification system is the only option we are given .. Impossible in a country such as South Africa where our postal system has been decimated by bad management to the extent where there is no longer a physical postal system .. So we are unable to get listed on Google as we cannot verify our businesses .. There are Google business partners who say they can do nit but they want you to use their website development and want to tie you down to paying them a fixed monthly fee in exchange for the service to put you on Google . How else can one get verified and listed ?
Google won't send a post card, or respond to emails, so I can't get listed. Any advice?
Number one is primary category but googles categories are not always well structured in the various categories.
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I wish you has talked more about Proximity. It is SO important that it outweighs just about every other factor you spoke about. Can you do a video that addresses how to work around the proximity limitations?
Great inputs, thanks!
How to handle a second location?
I always like your videos Luc and your advice is once again sound BUT… Google isn't playing by its own rules.
I have several clients that have FULLY optimised listings along with good websites and plenty of reviews yet they are outranked on GBP by listings that have no photos, reviews etc and one listing doesn't even have any content at all ( it is a remote installation center for the parent company that is over 200 miles away.)
There is also the major discrepancy between GBP listing positions on mobile v desktop for the same business. I have a new client I have ranked in number one position for 35 keywords on mobile within 4 weeks yet only 5 show the same position on GBP on desktop.
I have found that regardless of what you do, there will always be some anomalies when it comes to ranking sites with standard SEO or GBP.
I am seriously considering leaving the SEO space and concentrating purely on paid ads, landing pages and websites.
Just to add in my thoughts on software – I use Semrush but am not happy. What an overpriced piece of ** it is. It is inaccurate to the point where yesterday I received a position change report for a keyword. Nothing unusual about that except there were two instances in the same email of the same keyword. Apparantly it had dropped 67 places and risen 34 places at the same time while the volume for one showed N/A and the other showed a search volume of 2400 – for the same keyword. Along with this I regularly check keyword positions individually and find multiple cases where the position report is miles off.
My main reason for using it was for the keyword research and the reporting but if I stay in SEO I will be moving to Bright Local or something similar along with different keyword research tools as I only serve local service businesses. Even multiple software subscriptions will save me a fortune on the Semrush price and after a trial of a couple of others I am sure I can perform my local SEO services just as well, if not better.
Well rant over, keep up the good work.
I didn't get the email template in my email.
Luc – quick question… Do you have a video or can lead me in the right direction on a business profile question. I notice for some of my competitors profiles, they have a line in their profile that says "Provides: Car and Home Insurance" as an example. How do I get that "provides" line on my profile?? For reference, I have The Farnsworth Family Agency in Summerville, SC. Thx!!
I have been following you for so long. Your videos helped me a lot to improve my local listing but one thing I found particular in your videos is you always talk about gmb everywhere extension isn't there any other extension that we can use as a replacement for gmb everywhere
Does that mean that posting regular content has close to 0 effects on local ranking?
Thanks for the effort
This is great! Many thanks from all of us on the Landscaping Guru team!
Yes took my client from 30 calls to 100+ & 25 website visit to 200+ less than two month
How do you rank higher on maps if you cannot add keywords of the service you do or the location name of your area into an already established business name? If we have more reviews and a higher average than all other competitors but have no keyword or location in our name seems to stop us from reaching the top three. Any advice, please…thanks
Amazing information as always thank you so much for the info.
Can I use gmb every where or bright local in india?
Great video, very useful, learned a lot, thank you!
Hi is there any reason why my google business listing isn’t being found on the map packs , business name is Doncasterlocks . Thanks
Luke, thanks for another helpful video. I would like to ask you (as a professional) one question that has been bothering me for a long time.
I have a business and a primary service.
And I'm ranked number one on Google 3 Pack in my city for my primary keyword.
In Google local organic I rank 9th for the same primary keyword.
Main question. Does it make sense to work and make an effort to promote the site in Google Local Organic if I'm ranked number one in Google 3 Pack?
I understand that it will not make it worse, but how much of the result will justify the effort. How many percent of clicks are on Local organic search if there are 4 ads at the very top, then 3 local 3 pack results?
Awesome tutorial pl make video on surferlocal also
ÉNORME vidéo ! Merci. Je me demandais si vous aviez le template de mail pour recueillir des en français ?
Cette chaine est un Must Have !
Thank you so much for this very informative video!
Does word order in your name matter? Like having the keywords in the front or back of the business name?
That keyword research for primary category is pure gold!
simple and effective thanks
Can you do a more in depth video on how to use GMB everywhere? Seems like a great toll.
Also, what do you think of services like Yext or other listing services?
Yet another great video, Luc. You're absolutely spot on with all your suggestions. I must say, if you're looking to rank your local business on Google My Business in 2022, the information you provide will get you there. Great job and thanks again for all the hard work you do in this community.
Thanks Luc, this information is very valuable, and You are handsome!
Wonderful tips sri
Great video but Unfortunately, business complain form doesn't work in every country. I live in istanbul, turkey. I work for a law firm, but the names of all the businesses on the first page of the list are full of keywords.
I submitted forms many times, but Google threw my business down in list. Isn't it like a joke? so now i stuffed it with keywords and my ranking has improved.
Thank you so much Mr. Durand sir. This is going to be valuable for my business. I really hope I can connect with you one day personally..!
Just one minute into the video.. You have impressed me already. I was about to start watching those videos from tomorrow.
Luc, what tool do you use to measure keyword volume?
Can I book a 30 minute session with you instead of 1 hour? I have my Google business profile fully equipped with all your tips. Would like to do a quick once over
Great video once again! Question: is there a seo tool where we can find keywords users type in the map pack? Or what do you recommend. Its for a local repair business.
Excellent!! Your videos are always helpful and clear. Thanx a lot!!
I didn't know about the gmb plug in, thx
Thanks for the wonderful tips and relevant content in this video.
Awesome information. Thanks
Great information & resource Luc. Thank you.