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(Entry was posted by Brian Wilson on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, March 14, 2015).

Is there a way to optimize my Local placement?

Hello All, I guess i finally stopped at the gas station to ask for directions! lol.. I`ve had good success getting my site to the top pages organically but I cant seem to get google places put me in the top three.  Is there a way to optimize my placement?  Or does anyone know how it determines which business gets listed? Any help is greatly appreciated.?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Brian Wilson: Hello All, I guess i finally stopped at the gas station to ask for directions! lol.. I've had good success getting my site to the top pages organically but I cant seem to get google places put me in the top three.  ;Is there a way to optimize my placement?  ;Or does anyone know how it determines which business gets listed? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  • PromozSEO: Have you added your business information correctly on GMB?
    Have you filled up all the fields on GMB tool?
    Do you have any duplicate listing on GMB?
    Are you building citation with consistent NAP?
    Have you marked up your NAP on your site with Structured Data?
    Are you collecting reviews on GMB and other third party sites?
    Do you have location specific keywords on main positions of your webpages?
    Are you building authority links from good sites?
    Are you active on you G+ local page?

    You need to make sure these things to get a good local rank.
  • Brian Wilson: I've done a few of these but it looks like ive got some work to do.  ;Thanks for the checklist, ill let you know how it goes.
  • Brian Wilson: + ;After looking over the items you recommended I had everything pretty well in order.  ;I cleaned it up a little and made an update.  ;Thanks for the tips.
  • PromozSEO: That's really good +.

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