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Allisons Bail Bonds New York 845-224-9675

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Wanted to know if my listing next to the maps could be listed at the top. I am currently listed at the bottom under competitors continuously. Can I be placed first? 

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Allisons Bail Bonds New York 845-224-9675

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Hi Allison

At this stage, the sequence of listings under the map is algorithmic only, and there are literally hundreds of factors taken into account.  That said, there are a few things to be aware of - 

1) Location in relation to the searcher is paramount.  This isn't something you can influence, but important to keep in mind if you're tracking the placing of your listing.

2) Match to the searcher's query will greatly influence (even closely related searches can give very different results). 

3) Reliable, consistent online presence is also important.  This is one element you have lots of control over.  Do a search for your business by name and look at the invo that comes up in the search results.  Is there a lot or only a little?  Do all references to your business have the same address, phone, website, etc?  Compare your results to similar results of the other listings and see if there are things you can do to be on a par or better than those.

 


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