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Local Map Optimization - 70% of U.S. Households Use the Internet When Shopping Locally for your Services

What Are Local Map Search Results?

The ability to search maps for local businesses online has taken over Google, Yahoo, and Bing. With only 44% of small businesses having any online presence, this creates an opportunity for you to increase your market share dramatically.

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Local Maps Search Results appear when search engines display “geo-targeted” information. In the example above, there is a Google search result for “Businesses in McKinney Texas”. As you can see, a map was at the top of the search results with 7 businesses being featured. From this map, users can visit the businesses website, get driving direction, or even read reviews from other users. Google, Yahoo, and Bing display these map references when they determine that the search term has local intent. These top 7 business listings are referred to as the 7-pack.

Getting Your Business in the Local Maps 7-pack or Integrated Results

Prosites Online specializes in moving local businesses into the high rankings of the 7-pack. What this means for you is that you can show up on the first pages of Google, Yahoo, and Bing in a geo-targeted area in which you conduct business.? In order to rank in the local map 7-pack we do the following

  • Analyze your specific market for the most relevant keywords and determine the level of competition.
  • Create and optimize the information found on your? your local map listings.
  • Revise listing content to make it?relevant?for local searchers.
  • Create Citations/links to your business information on other sites and directories.
  • Optimize your websites content to focus on the correct geo-terms needed for ranking in local search results.
  • Monitor and promote the review process of customers leaving honest feedback about your products or services.
  • Analyze your current website and give feedback on how to improve your content/design/position.