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Just wondering if there is something special our business needs to do to get our business name in the "places" section.  When searching a specific profession and the zip code we are in, every other business comes up, but ours. 

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December 2015

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Sookie,

 

There are about 200+ ranking factors that determines who shows up first. If you're new to Local SEO, I'd suggest reading the articles below. If you want to post details (phone, address, website URL) about your business we can give specifics with advice.

 

 

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Enhance-Your-Presence/How-do-you-optimize-your-Google-My-B...
https://www.shopify.com/blog/14791057-a-beginners-guide-to-local-seo-for-small-businesses
https://moz.com/blog/how-to-have-a-successful-local-seo-campaign-in-2015
http://radicalmustache.com/ultimate-local-seo-guide/


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A first step is to make sure you have set up a Google Business Page and verified it.

https://www.google.com/business/

Then the articles from Joy will help you enhance it.