Google My Business for Local Rankings

Google Maps is a great marketing tool for small and medium-sized businesses. When prospects search for products and services in your area, they can learn about your presence and gain greater awareness of your brand.

Google business local ranking

How do map listings work?

Local results appear for people who use keyword searches to find places near their location. For example, if you do a Google search for 'Italian restaurant', you will find many options showing on both maps and traditional search.

Google map search result

Although we use Google search for many different queries, most people will use it to visit the nearest restaurant, a pub, a mechanic, a hairdresser etc. Your business listing will be the first result that shows them the directions to your business location. Likewise, you can add the local phone number and the hours of operation to offer more information to the customers.

Getting started with Google maps

Every business should have a Google map listing. To start with you need a Gmail account. Use that Gmail account to set up your business listing. The most important thing is to verify your listing. Read this guide for step-by-step instructions.

Google My Business Apps

Add photos and videos, promote events with built-in blog posts, garner reviews and grow a presence organically. Make the most of your listing and show customers why they should choose you.


Kris Reid here from Ardor SEO: after browsing through our Google business local ranking services, my main question for you is: "How can our services help achieve your business goals?"

Let's book a time to chat and plot a strategy that will send more customers to your door and get your sales stream flowing for the long term.