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What are the top 3 things I can do to make google show my page more?

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I am looking to make my google business page even better, as well as making my website work in harmony. What things make google search real happy that I will get the best performance out of my page? I aks as I want it to work great, I have a rum distillery in key west fl...there is no catagory for spirits or rum distillery. So I want to make it as good as I can to show up.



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Hi @Paul M!


Check out the Improve your local ranking on Google support article for some great suggestions directly from Google. Make sure that your Google My Business has complete and accurate information including address, phone number, and hours as well as photos.


Google determines your local ranking based on RelevanceDistance, and Prominence.  See below for more details.  Are there specific keywords that you want to rank for?  


Once your GMB is fully optimized, you'll then want to work on general local SEO strategy. Moz has a ton of great resources about SEO like The Beginners Guide to SEO and What is SEO? that I highly recommend.  

How Google determines local ranking

Local results are based primarily on relevance, distance, and prominence. These factors are combined to help find the best match for your search. For example, Google algorithms might decide that a business that's farther away from your location is more likely to have what you're looking for than a business that's closer, and therefore rank it higher in local results.


Relevance refers to how well a local listing matches what someone is searching for. Adding complete and detailed business information can help Google better understand your business and match your listing to relevant searches.


Just like it sounds–how far is each potential search result from the location term used in a search? If a user doesn't specify a location in their search, Google will calculate distance based on what’s known about their location.


Prominence refers to how well-known a business is. Some places are more prominent in the offline world, and search results try to reflect this in local ranking. For example, famous museums, landmark hotels, or well-known store brands that are familiar to many people are also likely to be prominent in local search results.

Prominence is also based on information that Google has about a business from across the web (like links, articles, and directories). Google review count and score are factored into local search ranking: more reviews and positive ratings will probably improve a business's local ranking. Your position in web results is also a factor, so SEO best practices also apply to local search optimization.


There's no way to request or pay for a better local ranking on Google. We do our best to keep the details of the search algorithm confidential to make the ranking system as fair as possible for everyone.