How does Google My Business work

How does Google My Business work?

  1. A business will have a listing with either a physical address OR a service area.
  2. Several factors determine if a business will show in results. These include Proximity, Relevance, and Prominence.
  3. The strongest of these factors will be Proximity. Google will nearly always show you places that are nearby on mobile or desktop.
  4. A service area business (SAB) is one that delivers or provides services over a specific area.
  5. These are commonly roofers, plumbers, HVAC and other “home services.”
  6. Google has historically shown a preference for physical address businesses over Service Area Businesses.
  7. This search preference leads to many fake listings over service areas.



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