Research Reveals Reviews, Pics & Video Boost Local Search Rankings

google maps logo 3dKurt Steinbrueck, our Director of Search Marketing, has faceted another gem to the Christian SEO Guys blog.  In a post published yesterday he reveals some great tips to improving search rankings in Google’s local listings which are also incorporated into Google Maps.

The tips are based on research done by Bizable, which showed having reviews, pictures and videos posted on an organization’s Google Places page had a positive impact on that organization’s rankings on Google Maps and the local listings that are displayed when a person searches Google.com

For more details see the full post: Study Reveals Positive Reviews Boost Google Map Rankings

How is your church, school or local business doing in Google’s local results?  Do the results of this research motivate you to take any action to improve your rankings?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

4 Responses to “Research Reveals Reviews, Pics & Video Boost Local Search Rankings”

  1. Seriously – someone needs to find a new job – like the dude in charge of naming Google services

  2. Christopher Johnston May 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This isn't really news. David Mihm publishes a Local Search Ranking Factors report every year and in 2010 and 2011 we knew this. Here is a link to the report http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-fac

  3. abidalilliane Jun 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hello there, this is really an interesting article, before I am thinking that the easiest way to boost your ranking is using the SEO strategy which is back-linking, this is really new to me to use a video to boost up the search ranking.

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  4. Months before this was posted I used videos and pics to boost my local search results. This is news, as I always
    knew it.