Sunday, August 6, 2017
Today Local Rankings in Google are based on activity, social media, and reviews about your business across the web. That's right, REVIEWS are a huge factor right now, but as you can see from the picture above it's not how many reviews you have but possibly the quality of text in them. And also, I don't mean keyword stuffing reviews, just good old fashion word for word comments about a service.
And now for the topic...Why are my rankings difference in Google Local and Google Maps? The answer, Google blends ranking results from both Local and Organic and maps does not.