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My Business wont show up when i google search my local area?

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I have verified my business a few weeks ago 'Epic Hair Designs'. When i google search Hairdressers Rangiora (which is the town where my salon is) and all other salons in Rangiora come up but not mine and not on google maps either. Is there something i have missed or set up wrong?




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Re: My Business wont show up when i google search my local area?

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I am copying an answer from a previous thread from Helmut and PriyaC:


There are two ways to show up in Google search - one is via search engine optimization which results in organic or local search rankings and the other is via AdWords which you purchase through Google.


There are no other ways to show up in Google.


Your site might not be showing up for 'hairdressers' not least of which is the fact that your website is more heavily optimised towards other keywords than it is towards hairdressing/dressers.


Google is smart but she can only work with the information you give her! 


If you are keen to get found for hairdressers then you need to tell Google that is what you do. Some good starting points:

1. Mention it on your website a lot more than just twice.

2. Claim your directory listings on relevant directories like Yelp and mention all the services you provide (beauty salon/hairdresser).

3. Talk to your local online media outlets about all the great work you do.


The links that Helmut provided are also very handy if you want to delve further into local SEO.

Re: My Business wont show up when i google search my local area?

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Great points @Jordan Burleson ;)


I'd also add @Amanda E that embedding your Google Map listing on your website Contact us page is a great way to increase Google's trust in you as a trustworthy business - you can use this code to embed the map: <iframe src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2903.865466811818!2d172.5674853154862!3d-43.29... width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


And it is against Google's guidelines to review your own business so I recommend removing the rating that you've left on the Google Plus page. That may be penalising you slightly.

Priya Chandra, Google My Business Top Contributor
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