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    Re: Maps Help Needed - Ready to hire the right Google pro!

    After a quick look over, I think it's because you are slightly south of the Sarasota area. I have a customer that is a service business like you, they are hitting all of the best practices and are well above the competition in the 5 meaningful metrics but cannot get into the three pack. I concluded after weeks of research; it was because of their physical address.


    Google heavily weighs addresses inside city limits.

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    Re: Maps Help Needed - Ready to hire the right Google pro!

    I would agree with this.

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    Re: Maps Help Needed - Ready to hire the right Google pro!

    Did you see the video where I zoom in locally on my area, redo the search and I am still invisible? Something is keeping me from appearing in Maps. Companies with no web presence are appearing in my local area and I am invisible.

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    Re: Maps Help Needed - Ready to hire the right Google pro!

    Hey Michael,

    I remember you

    I watched the video and wanted to add a few comments.

    In the beginning of the video you looked in the dashboard and mentioned your organic impressions were much higher than your maps impressions. I just wanted to clarify that the "Listing on Search" is not your organic traffic. This is still traffic that's going to your GMB listing but it's happening on Google.com. The stuff under Maps is people searching on Maps.Google.com or on the Google Maps app. For more on that, read this article.

    Your organic traffic isn't going to show up in Google My Business at all. You can see it in Search Console but the only way to separate GMB traffic from organic traffic is to use UTM perimeters in GMB. More on how to do that here.

    Regarding why your ranking is low, I would still say that the reason why you don't rank well for "sarasota" terms is because your address is not in Sarasota (it's in Gulf Coast Estates like you clarified in the video). You can confirm this because you rank fine if you just search "home inspector" from your area as you can see here. It's not "home inspector" that you aren't relevant to - it's Sarasota.

    I personally have not found a way to overcome this since the Possum update. Ranking locally (in the 3-pack) for terms that contain the name of a city you don't have a location in is almost impossible if you have a lot of competition.

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