BREAKING NEWS: Google “packs” less local punch

the google business 7-pack is now just a 3-pack

Google goes from a “7-Pack” of local business results to just a “3-Pack”

Google’s most recent update could be making it harder for your business listing to be seen on Page 1 of the search results. As Moz has noted, instead of the traditional “7-pack” of local business listings, most searches now return just a “3-pack” of local listings near the map.

Additional local results are “hidden” under the “More” button below the 3-pack, on both computers and mobile devices.

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What this means for your local business

If your listing was #4 yesterday… it could be hidden today. And if your listing was never in the 7-pack, you’re now fighting for an even smaller piece of Page 1 real estate.

It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re promoting your website – and your business – every way you can online: in the local results, the organic results, in online directories, with paid ads, and on the Web’s top sites and apps.

3 ways hibu can help you fight the 3-Pack

  1. Search Marketing can still get ads for your business on Page 1 – sometimes even above the local 3-Pack
  2. SEO Services can help boost your website’s ranking for targeted keyword phrases – moving your site up directly underneath the local 3-Pack
  3. hibu Wave will claim, correct and keep track of all your online listings – making sure any organic listings for your business on Page 1 include your correct business information

From claiming your corner on the Internet… to more visibility on top sites and online directories… to higher rankings in search results… trust hibu to get your business in front of your customers.

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Ian Messinger

Ian Messinger

A longtime lover of a little alliteration, Ian is Hibu's Senior Copywriter for Marketing and Communications. Since joining in 2007, he's worked closely with the product development and creative services teams to get first-hand knowledge of how Hibu's marketing products help small business succeed online - knowledge he's happy to share with you here!

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