Why does my business not show up in a Google search?
I recently listed my company A Clean Sweep on Google My Business. When I search for it, it only appears if I put ' A Clean Sweep Horam' not 'chimney sweeps horam' or 'chimney sweeps Heathfield' - this surely defeats the object of being listed as most people won't already know the company name?
I don't have a website yet as business relatively new and isn't essential.
Please can you explain why this is and what I need to do?
Re: Why does my business not show up in a Google search?
There are over 200 ranking factors that go into the mix. As a newer business I would focus on:
- Listing your business in the top 20 to 50 business directories, including ones that are specific to your local area and industry
- Get a website and make sure that it is optimized with all the signals that tells Google who you are and what you do.
Here's Google's help doc on ranking - https://support.google.com/business/answer/7091?hl=en
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