Google Maps Optimization / Local SEO

Here’s What a Typical Business Search Looked Like Before

Mobile Search
Google Minute

The Game suddenly changed

of consumers who did a local search
visited a store within five miles. (WordStream, 2016)
of all mobile searches
are related to a location. (Google, 2016)
of searches for something nearby
result in a purchase. (Google, 2016)
of local-mobile searches
lead to store visits within one day. (Google, 2014)
of local-mobile searches
result in offline purchases. (Search Engine Land, 2014)

The Game suddenly changed

Figure One
People are searching on the go with a mobile phone
Figure two
People go where the pictures are
Figure Three
People are looking for stuff locally (here & now)
Mobile Search

NOW Google Search results look like this:

Map listings are now in the #1 spot- above organic listing.

This shift gives a premier advantage to local business and yet …

50%+ of businesses haven’t even claimed their profile
70% haven’t completed basic profile information
90% haven’t positioned themselves as the best choice
98% haven’t maintained the profile on a regular basis
99.9% haven’t optimized for the right keywords

. . . And no business is even paying attention to the ranking opportunity in the local search because . . .

When you’re trying to get your business seen online, the competition can be steep. Among a sea of competitors, how can you make sure your business gets noticed? The answer is by focusing on local SEO. While SEO tends to take a broad approach to improve your site’s visibility, local SEO puts your website where internet users in your geographic area are likely looking, such as Google Maps listings in search results.

GSM Marketing Agency is an experienced local SEO company based in Tucson, AZ. However, we can help your business be seen no matter where you are! Our team knows the right strategies to get your website noticed. In addition, our proprietary GSM Local Map Optimization software can offer a quick, cost-effective solution for generating leads and boosting sales.

If you’re not seeing results with your existing Local SEO strategy, contact GSM Marketing Agency to see what we can do. As a top local SEO company, we can help boost your business where it matters most.

For example, with local SEO, you can target customers searching for services “near me”. When those customers are near your business, being at the top of the pack of Google Maps listings can let you catch leads that are in the later stages of the purchase process.


GSM’s Local Map Optimization uses a proprietary system to increase traffic, leads, and exposure for your business. Local search has changed, and GSM’s Local Map Optimization has perfected a system that uses those changes in your favor. The GSM’s Local Search System follows Google Best Practices to maximize your local exposure.


GSM’s Local Map Optimization service team specializes in creating new and improved avenues for small and large businesses to succeed. Not only will you see an influx of interested potential customers, but you’ll see a higher rate of high-quality leads who are more likely to make a purchase with your business.

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Local SEO

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing want to provide users with the most relevant results possible for their searches. Thus, search engines favor small local businesses over national competitors when those local businesses send out the right SEO signals.
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Google My Business

Google My Business is a tool that lets business owners manage their presence on this prominent search engine. By actively engaging with your GMB listing, you’ll see an increase in search driven traffic to your site. Our local SEO company can take over managing your listing by regularly adding posts, updating business hours, and replying to customer reviews.

The Most Common Questions

What’s the difference with GSM’s Local Map Optimization compared to all other local internet marketing companies?

Other companies may focus on broader SEO strategies and miss the #1 return on investment for local businesses. We have systems in place to turn labor-intensive activities into clockwork. Our strategies are highly customized to your industry and business. Your results are guaranteed.

What if I can’t access my Google Profile?

It’s entirely possible that you haven’t claimed your own profile—more than 50% of business profiles are unclaimed. If it’s unclaimed, we can help you claim it. If your profile has been claimed, but not by you, we can help with that too.

How do I get my business to show up on Google Maps?

Just claim and complete your profile. As a Google Verifier, we can do it for you with your permission in just 15 minutes. Knowing your keywords and adding them to photos will place you ahead of your competition.

How quickly can I expect results?

Immediately. Our system starts to work on Day 1. Actions on your local listings will increase as soon as we enter your business into our proprietary system. Actions include phone calls to your business, website visits, driving directions (if applicable), and photo views.


Client Testimonials

GSM’s Local Map Optimization immediately made me feel comfortable, confident, and excited to collaborate on creating the marketing, web design, production/advertising, and SEO optimizing strategy that we now have in place. I can honestly say and legitimately prove that the personalized strategy and marketing plan that GSM’s Local Map Optimization created has provided my company with strong ROI and overall results.

– Casey Kay, Perfection Plastic Surgery