Google Local Maps Listing

How to get your website listed in Google Local / Google Maps

Google Local – sometimes also called Google Maps, and previously called Google Local Business Center- are listings put forward by Google when they think that the information you are looking for requires localised results.

This can be triggered by either typing the location in the search box – for example “Clubs Miami”, or by looking for a service that is very specific to your location – for example “pizza delivery” or “car repair “. The former almost always triggers the Google Local results at the top of the page while they are still testing the latter (sometimes a box appears to save your location other times the Google Local results appear half way down the page).

What makes up Google Local?

Google Local is made up of two areas of interest.
on the right, a map more or less centred around the area searched. The map displays up to 7-8 bubble pointers with letters A to F-G
on the top of the search result under the sponosored listings, up to 7-8 listings – matching the pointers on the map, with:
the business name linking to a website – blue text underlined
the website address – green text
the telephone number
a link to the place page- some of the time the word ‘More’ is used, but sometimes Google uses ‘Reviews’ (if they were able to identify reviews associated with this listing). This local display has been updated lots of times and may be slightly different the time you look.