Why Google My Business Matters So Much For Local Search Results

Google My Business is one of the best ways to manage and control your presence on the Google search engine. Managing your Google My Business page allows you to edit hours, set holiday hours, make announcements, and more. While Google does eventually create a page for a business when it is Googled enough, business owners have to claim it in order to make changes. Here’s why Google My Business matters so much for local search results.When you manage your Google My Business page, you prevent inaccurate information from spreading. For example, let’s say you change your hours. If you do not manage your page, it is unlikely that Google will recognize this change right away. Therefore, if you show up as the location card in search results, it could potentially show outdated information about your business.Additionally, much of the information you can enter through Google My Business can influence the keywords that your business ranks for. For instance, if you own a plastic surgery practice, if the doctor’s name is in the description, the location card may appear when the doctor’s name is searched. Google My Business is absolutely vital for ranking and SEO within your local area. To learn more about claiming and managing your page, call us at 206-787-0784. You can also reach out online via chat and contact forms.

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