Steve Sleeper (Ask the Expert Host)
GMB Ranking System
Google Doesn’t Want Websites on Page One*
A recent local search for an attorney results in Google Ads, the three-pack of Google My Business (GMB) listings, and other directories Google trusts, leaving one or two spots for websites. However, SEO agencies' traditional model is website SEO utilizing an antiquated ROI that harkens back to when websites dominated Google page one. Data shows consumers skip the ads and go the three-pack of GMBs to read reviews and click-to-call on their phones. A good website is an important GMB ranking factor, but it's no longer practical to devote as much budget to SEO. Being in the GMB three-pack is the best way to get more Google leads. Optimizing your listing and weekly posting is not enough to significantly expand the geography where your GMB is on page one. My GMB Ranking System is a time tested method for moving your GMB profile up in the rankings.
GMB Ranking System Case Studies:
Your Google My Business listing is the first thing seen when folks search for a business like yours. You must be in the page one 3 pack.
"Google is getting greedy - They don't want to send people to your website." Shawn Joshi
"Google My Business is the lifeblood of most local organizations that want to be found online." Search Engine Land
"Google My Business optimization, not website optimization, is considered the most valuable local marketing service in 2020." Search Engine Journal