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How to Rank Higher in Google Local Listings

September 10th, 2008

Lately, whenever you do a search for a local business in Google, they are very quick to show their top ten “Local business results” box (as shown below). 

But how can you rank better within those listings?


A month or two ago, I wrote a whitepaper that you can download here.

But several friends, colleagues, clients, and students were a bit overwhelmed by the eight page detailed description of the various tricks and tips that are expected to affect the rankings within that Google Local Listings ten-box.

Also, I recently enjoyed reviewing a SEO checklist that Clark Mackey from Better Findability over in Asheville made.  It got me thinking about checklists and how well they can work if you keep them simple.

So here you go.  Feel free to download this simple, easy-to-follow checklist on how to improve your rankings in Google Local Listings.  Unlike the full whitepaper, no registration is required.  Just click that link.

It should also work equally as well for Yahoo Local as it does for Google Maps (which is what the above box pulls from).

Let me know if you like it.  And if you do, be sure to also download the Local Search Engine Marketing How To Guide on our training site.