How to get your Google My Business profile to show in the map pack
Posted on 30th September 2019
Below are some tips to help your business listing appear higher in Google's map pack.
The local map pack is the list of 3 businesses that appear in a box at the top of the search results for a local query. Here are a few changes you can make to improve your chances of appearing in the map pack:
Phone number – Make sure your phone number is displayed and always set your landline as your primary number. The local dialling code will help Google see that you are a relevant local business.
Location – If you visit customers at their home or place of work, it may be more useful to show the service area you cover rather than a fixed business address.
Opening hours – Always show your opening hours on your profile, especially if you’re contactable outside of normal working hours, as this could be what sets your business apart in the map pack.
Reviews – Ask your customers to leave you reviews on Google, and always respond to any you receive. The more positive reviews, the greater your chances of moving up the map pack.
Q&A – Add a Q&A section – just 2-3 questions will suffice, e.g. ‘What areas do you cover?’, ‘What different services do you provide?’, etc.
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