SEO Smoothie Challenge

Excellent local ranking for two weeks on Google My Business

In this post, as part of our 100% transparency policy, we will share our Google My Business Ranking.
We received the verification code from Google My Business on 14/01/2021 and now, two weeks later (28/01/2021), we want to show you how our keywords rank.

The information we have completed in Google My Business

Although, according to a Moz article, some of the sections are not important and have no impact on the ranking, we decided to follow Google’s advice:

“Local results favor the most relevant results for each search. Businesses with complete and accurate information are easier to match with the right searches.”

“To maximize how often users find your business in local search results, ensure that your business information in Google My Business is accurate, complete, and engaging.”(From a Google support answer).

Here is a link where you can see the Google My Business SEO Smoothie information.

We include all standard information:

Business name, Category, Address, Hours, Phone, Website, Photos and of course

The sections that have no impact according to Moz:

 Services, Products, Q&A

Primary category: Internet marketing service

The Services we included are:

  • Full SEO Audits
  • SEO Analysis
  • SEO Strategy
  • SEO Management
  • Technical SEO Audits
  • Website Structure SEO Audits
  • Keyword Research
  • On-Page SEO Audits
  • Off-Page SEO Audits
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SEO Smoothie Challenge • GMB Products • SEO Company • Ireland

The list of the Products:

  • Advanced SEO Strategy
  • SEO Smoothie Keyword SEO Research
  • Off-Page SEO Audit
  • On-Page SEO Audit
  • Website Structure SEO Audit
  • Comprehensive Technical SEO Audit
  • Transparent SEO Management Services
  • Premium website launch SEO Audit
  • Standard website launch SEO Audit
  • Economy website launch SEO Audit

Questions and Answers

SEO Smoothie Challenge • GMB Q and A • SEO Company • Ireland

And of course, some offers

SEO Smoothie Challenge • GMB Offers • SEO Company • Ireland

SEO Smoothie Google My Business ranking information

Google My Business vs Google Maps

According to a post on Google Maps and Google My Business work together.

“Ultimately, the primary difference between the two is that Google Maps will show your business’ location and provide directions on how to get there. Whereas Google My Business will provide all the information, people need to do business with you.”

Although in most cases the positions coincide, we have noticed that Google Maps ranking is sometimes lower than Google My Business.

The position for “SEO Agency Galway” is the same: #9

The positions for “SEO Audits Galway” are different: #2 and #3

The great Google My Business ranking success

Here is the full ranking information for our local keywords

SEO Smoothie Challenge • Google Business ranking results • SEO Company • Ireland

Our top positions

Cool, huh? What about revealing the truth?

Let me now share the whole picture, including search volume for keywords when they contain the local city name.

SEO Smoothie Challenge • Google Business ranking results search volume • SEO Company • Ireland
KeywordsSearch VolumeDifficulty ScoreGoogle My BusinessMaps Results
seo analysis galway01811
seo ranking galway03011
seo management galway03112
seo checklist galway02722
seo audits galway02423
seo marketing galway02234
seo strategy galway01633
seo services galway02333
seo galway1103944
seo company galway03045
off page seo galway02444
on page seo galway02355
technical seo galway02255
seo agency galway03199
website audit galway0201718
digital marketing galway9032not in the resultsnot in the results
content marketing galway047not in the resultsnot in the results
digital marketing agency galway4033not in the resultsnot in the results
digital marketing strategy galway037not in the resultsnot in the results
marketing management galway054not in the resultsnot in the results
online marketing galway048not in the resultsnot in the results

Hmm, does it make any sense to rank if there is no search volume?

There is still some hope

After showing you this, let me ask you a question.

Do you always put the name of the city when looking for something around you?

I, for example, don’t type Galway most of the time!

SEO Smoothie Challenge • Google Business search without Galway • SEO Company • Ireland

Here is what happened when I searched for my top keywords (without the addition of Galway) from my location, which is Galway.

SEO Smoothie Challenge • Google Business Ranking Results NO Galway • SEO Company • Ireland

Not bad at all!

KeywordsSearch VolumeDifficulty Score­Google My Business
seo services390301
seo company390345
seo agency260329
seo checklist21080
seo audits14072
seo marketing90771
seo analysis9068
seo management9077
website audit9066
seo ranking7072
seo strategy7079
technical seo3074
off page seo074
on page seo076

Three of my primary keywords take the top positions and naturally there is also a difference in the search volumes.

The importance of correct spelling

At the end and not directly related to the topic, I would like to show you the importance of spelling for Google SERPs.

SEO Smoothie Challenge • The importance of spelling off page no dash • Ireland
SEO Smoothie Challenge • The importance of spelling off page • Ireland