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Business from other side of town shows up first in my suburb

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Hi, I'm not sure of the best place to post this.

I'm relatively new to the online side of things, but I've followed all of the rules to add my business/location to google maps. However, when I type in my industry (martial arts) plus my town, another business from a completely different area shows up first. 

Does this mean they are advertising in my town or something, or is their SEO/advertising just better?

Thanks for any insight you can give!

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Re: Business from other side of town shows up first in my suburb

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Hi Emily

Can you provide some more information please including the name of your business and its address? A screenshot of what you see when you do your search would also be very helpful.

Thank you.

Priya Chandra, Google My Business Top Contributor
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