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For a business where Google’s Maps listings are showing up as the first organic (non-paid) result in Google’s search results for searches their target market is making ranking in Google Maps is CRUCIAL.

The Maps results are the VIP line for attracting customers via the search engine because the Maps listings show up before any other organic listing , therefore ranking in Maps organic is far more valuable than ranking in the non-maps Organic (On side Images).

For a lot of local businesses, the Maps are in every single search phrase they want to rank for! For example, if you provide a home service like plumbing, electrician, etc, then the above statement is true.go ahead and search up what you want to rank for and you’ll see…

The organic Google local business results have become more and more prominent in these search results over time.pushing down the non-maps organic search results further and further down the page. Hence, the term “VIP line” for the Google Maps listings.


Furthermore, Google’s local business algorithm is almost completely different than it was 3-5 years ago…to the point that a lot of old SEO ideas have not died and many people doing local SEO don’t even know what battlefield they are competing on…

You see, where you search from has a huge influence on which local results Google serves up to you.Maybe 3 miles down the road, they serve up a completely different list of local businesses…maybe they serve up the same businesses.

In order to truly see how you rank, you should be looking at ranking geogrids…if your current SEO company is not showing these to you and you do business locally, then there’s a good chance your Maps SEO gameplan is missing major pieces.

When you are tracking things properly, it becomes much more practical to come up with an SEO plan that actually grows your business and enables you rank your Google My Business page (GMB) over a much wider area.

Checkout these 2 sample ranking geogrids On The Left Images