Local listings (or citations) are a vital part of how a business ranks in natural search – in other words, how high up the list it appears in the search engine results. There are many components to SEO, and GME is a key part of the mix that complements other SEO work you do. This is well illustrated in Search Engine Land’s 3-step Guide which highlights the following guidance:
Step 1: Claim Your Local Listing In Google My Business
If your business is listed but not claimed by an official representative of your business, follow the directions from Google to claim and verify your business.
Step 2: Claim Your Other Business Listings
When your Google Local information is accurate and claimed via Google My Business, you might be tempted to stop there. However, if you have ever searched for a business in your area, you may have noticed that Google doesn’t just depend on your verified data. Some listings also highlight links to reviews on other sites.
Step 3: Find A Way To Manage Your Local Listing On An Ongoing Basis
Here’s where things can get tricky.
GME has the solution. As a local listings distribution service operated by 118 Information, GME specialise in gathering, cleaning and distributing NAP and other data to the UK’s directory, online and marketing industries. Currently supplying an estimated 90% of online listing users and holding the number one spot for local citation listings in the UK.* (source: WhiteSpark)
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