So I'm 100% empathetic to all sides on this issue.
The issue is, when a user Google's a local business name, they don't ALWAYS see that business on the map results.
This doesn't mean that the business is not on the map. Google controls map results based on several search factors.
If you're a marketing director trying to understand where and when your business appears on the Google Map Results, I've got great news for you!
You don't have to guess. There is amazing data right within your Google My Business Dashboard. The video below explains how to find it.
Now, if you're wondering how to even get your Google My Business Locations Verified and Shown on the Map, we have a ton of content on that here:
- How to Verify Your Google My Business Listing
- Benefits of a Verified Google My Business Listing
- What is Google Adwords Express?
Definitely check out how to find the data in your Google My Business Insights. The proof is always in the data.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.