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Google Confirms: Clicks On Your Business Impact Your Local Ranking

A recent post over in the Google My Business Help Forum confirmed something we’ve long believed: clicks on you’re listing help boost your listings ranking.

Search history: The number of times it has been useful historically on the basis of relevance, prominence and distance.

Which basically means how many times someone has searched for a specific keyword, seen your listing, and clicked on it. Now a few things to take note of here. First off this applies only to the local algorithm for your local business listings – not the organic algorithm working across Google Search. Secondly – getting you’re friends to search for your business and click on it’s link isn’t going to work in the long run. Google will catch on, and you’ll likely suffer a ranking penalty rather than a boost.

Regardless, it’s always good to have Google confirm things.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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