It is really important for a new business to rank in Google 3 pack maps. For any local search, the first page is dominated by Google map results and more than 50% of clicks for local searches goes to listings ranked in Google maps. Here 10 steps that can help you to rank your Google My Business Listing in Google 3 pack maps.
1. Create, verify and optimize your Google My Business Listing
The first step to rank in Google maps is to have Google my business listing for the business. You can create the listing in Google for your business using this URL https://www.google.com/intl/en_in/business/. Once the listing is created you need to verify the listing.
While creating the listing make sure to add relevant images videos, complete information about your business and the areas you serve
2. Optimize your website structure
Yes, optimize your website structure. Optimizing website structure by adding google maps widget in website footer, contact and sidebar helps to improve location and service relevancy factor. Also, add your service and location in heading tags.
3. Create Citations
Crating tons citations in quality sites is a vital factor to rank a business in Google maps. While creating the citations you have to ensure that the Name, Address and Phone is similar to your Google my business listing. Having inconsistencies in NAP will negative impact your Google maps ranking
4. Publish posts in your Google My Business Listing
The recent update to GMB allows to you publish posts in your Google my business listing and this post is visible to your customers. Also, regularly publishing posts in GMB make sure that your account is active.
5. Check and update inconsistencies in NAP
On a monthly basis you need check all your citations and make sure that name, address and phone are similar to your Google My business listing.
The above 5 steps are the basic and easy steps that will help your business to rank in Google maps.