How Long Should It Take To Get A Company Ranking In The 3 Pack


Joe Troyer: Next up, James Redman asks, how long should it take to get accompany a ranking in the three pack, a.k.a Google Maps? So that’s a really loaded question, almost as bad as the last question, Janine’s question. To be frank, if you’re asking this question, bro, you just need to go jump in and start playing with Google Maps if that’s something that you want to do and become good at. But I’ll help you understand some context, or why I say this. It could literally take anywhere from a week to 12 months. That’s how broad of an answer I could really give you. And the real reason behind that is there really is no way to answer this question. It’s just way too broad. So I don’t know the niche. Because I don’t know the niche, I don’t have any previous experiences to be able to compare it to. I don’t know if you’re in a city of 10,000 people or a million people. I don’t know how competitive the keyword phrase is. I don’t know if it’s a new listing, and that does matter. And I don’t know if it’s a new website, and that does matter.

Joe Troyer: I don’t know if they have existing citations already. I don’t know if they’re existing citations or a clusterfuck and they’re just wrong everywhere and I’m going to go have to fix that. There’s all, lot of, a lot of factors here. So really, just like Janine, I want to sway your thought process a little bit. If you’re trying to go rank in Google Maps and you want to do that for a customer, as an agency, you’re going to do that. Take on two of them, pro bono or at cost in one niche. Lower population, higher population, new website, existing website. Have two good comparisons in the same niche. Same thing you do to site one, do to site two. Build it out. Build out your proof of concept. That will give you the answers that you’re looking for. Only experience will really give you this. By all means, there’s some black or gray hat ways to rank in an exact match domain, yes. But that’s not what you’re looking for. I hope that helps.

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