Local searches with “best” show results with 4.0+ review rating

If you add the keyword “best” to your local business search in Google, it will only return businesses with a 4.0+ rating. This verifies that Google uses review scores in their ranking algorithm for local businesses, at least for certain vertical. I haven’t seen the same ranking behavior by Google for searches like “best pharmacy“. In fact, they even omit reviews altogether. Perhaps because reviews are less relevant for those business verticals. Or, Google could simply be testing new local SEO experience features. Regardless, but it’s interesting to see this type of development. It confirms their strategy to adapt to an increasingly mobile-local world.

bestpizza pizza

 

Need an SEO Consultant for your Local Business in Chicago? Contact me today for a free initial SEO consultation for local business owners in Chicago and Chicagoland area.
or
Download my 2017 SEO Best Practices Guide for some free tips!

No Comments - Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*