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These Key Factors Can Influence the Local Pack in Many Ways

These Key Factors Can Influence the Local Pack in Many Ways

This week we’re looking at prominence, and how it can help businesses get greater visibility in Google’s local pack.

The Key Ranking Factors for the Local Pack

A quick refresher – local search listings are primarily determined by three ranking factors.

  • Relevance – How applicable a listing is believed to be to a user’s search intent.
  • Proximity – The distance between the searcher and the business location.
  • Prominence – Positive brand recognition corresponding to Google EAT factors.

So, if listings further down in maps have a greater number of reviews than others in more prominent positions, it could imply that a local pack listing within the top three positions is less important than previously thought. However, a deeper analysis of the study showed more complicated factors at work, and we’re looking forward to seeing the complete SOCi study.

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