Q: I want to come up in Google Maps for other towns around the one I service. Adding these towns to my business’s About on Google+ hasn’t helped much. However, my competitors show up for these towns even thought they have not mentioned the other towns anywhere on their Google+ page. How can I do the same for my business?
A: There are certain factors which determine if a business can show up for a local search. Here are a few of them:
For non-competitive searches, Google has very little data to differentiate between businesses and the listings are very random. For competitive searches there is less of this randomness.
It is recommended to work on the bigger factors like the local listing of your business, local optimization of the listing and the website and the business reviews of the listing. You can use AdWords for the nearby towns. Build targeted campaigns for these towns. If the competition is very low, using AdWords can be useful.
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