If you want more traffic then you have to have good reviews and a rating > 4.5 stars. You also usually need as many or more reviews than the competitor you want to be above. Google simply won’t rank you at or near the top of their GMB listings unless you have these two things. If you aren’t at least on page one of GMB listings … then any other money you are spending on marketing your site or brand is being wasted. Simple as that. Why?
Most people today use Google to find a local business to buy from by typing into their mobile browser something like “niche of product or service + location”. ie – a person looking for a roofing contractor in Columbus OH will search for “roofing contractors columbus oh” and google will show the local results in Google Maps starting on page one for those with the top 20 star ratings. YOU need to be there. In fact you need to be in the top three spaces on page one, because that’s where about 70% of all searches end. Users won’t scroll to page 2 and most won’t even scroll “below the fold” which is the bottom of your display showing the first screen of results. That means about the first 5 results are the only reviews that most people will use to decide what they do next. Either leave, or click to view the sites with the best star reviews in the top 3 to 5 results.
If your site presently isn’t on page one, or preferably in the top 5 of your niche, then the FIRST thing you need to be doing with your marketing dollars is getting more AND better reviews to bump your GMB listing above 4.5 stars.
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