Learn about the importance of GMB for local intent voice searches.
- One of the biggest local considerations for voice search is your Google My Business profile. And if you think about it people get directions, they say find something near me, or some sort of landmark all of these local signals need to go into your Google My Business page so that you can show up for voice searches. 58% of consumers have used voice search to find local business information within the last year. Let's give it a try. Okay Google, find me a remodeling contractor in Kansas City, Missouri. - I found a few contractors near Kansas City. The first one is Schloegel Design Remodel at 311 West 80th Street, Kansas City. The second one is Remodel Moore, LLC at 3113 Gillham Road, Kansas City. The third one is Mid-America Contractors, Inc. at 1400 Iron Street, North Kansas City. - Okay so all three of those results came directly from the Google My Business, Google Maps listings. So more stats, 27% of folks visit the website of a local business after doing a voice search like that. Your Google My Business is your local foundation. Make sure that you claim it. Get your name, address, and phone number right. Make your category right, make the description of your business, put all that information in there the hours, the ability for somebody to call you and maybe even consider adding the text me option. And don't forget about those reviews, you have to have four-plus as your aggregate rating to show up in voice search. So your Google My Business profile is a huge consideration when that local person goes out there looking for a local business.