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Does User Traffic Improve Your Local Search Ranking?

Google Admits that Clicks Affect Google My Business Rankings

Clicks Affect Google My Business Rankings


Local Search experts have often contended that clicks on Google My Business Listings have an effect on rankings. In the Google Search Help Forum, Google recently admitted that clicks on the listing affect rankings.

It is one thing to think that this is the case, and quite another to have Google say it. In the Google My Business Help Forum, the factors that affect rankings are specified to be:

Relevance: How relevant is your business category or listing to the search phrase used by the user?

Prominence: Traffic to your business listing. How established is the business online.

Distance: How close the business is located from where the search is being made.

Search history: The number of times it has been useful historically on the basis of relevance, prominence and distance.



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Frequently Asked Questions-What Do I Do With My Google Business Listing When I Move My Location?

Having a consistent NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) is a key to successful local SEO .   Moving a business with an established online presence can be a daunting task, and can involve numerous hours of tedious work, which is why most clients pay us to do theses things.FAQ_NAP

For those that want to understand the formula, or for those who may want to consider taking on this task on their own, here is an excellent explanation of the “playbook” for maintaining a local presence when you move written by Joy Hawkins.

Word of caution, you will most likely see some interruption of placement and traffic as Google sorts all of the changes out, but by following this methodology you will ultimately prevail!