What are Local SERPs?
(SERP = Search Engine Results Page, also known as tech-no-babble.)
This is what drives local customers to local businesses, their websites or through their doors is visibility on what’s known as the ‘local pack’ or ‘3-pack’.
This is the block of three business listings that appear below the map in the results displayed after a Google search with local intent ("Austin, Tx").
Below is the local pack organic results from the search ‘doctor austin tx’.
What is Google My Business?
Previously known as Google Local, and for a time, even Google+ Local, Google My Business is, as the name suggests, your local business profile on Google.
You can find out how to claim your Google My Business listing here.
Your GMB feeds information to a variety of places, including the local pack and Google Maps search results, but the most familiar appearance will likely be when it’s in the top right (or top on mobile) of a branded search for your business.
This is what’s known as the "Knowledge Panel". This is the information Google knows about your business.
The biggest part of local SEO is making your GMB profile as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
Be sure to update it and complete as many sections as possible. The more complete the listing the more Google trusts it.
We are the local SEO experts! when it comes to getting your business on the map Purple Tie Guys is here to help!