Q: Chris, how can we get our website top-ranked for the Google “local” rankings that appear at the top of some Google search engine results pages (SERP)?

A: There are many variables involved in getting ranked in the Google local rankings (see screen image below).

Top on the list of things to do is to claim and optimize your Google Business Profile (formerly known as Google My Business and before that Google Places).

https://www.google.com/business/

You probably won’t get top-ranked in the local listings if your website isn’t also optimized for Google.

The formula that has worked for me is:

  1. Full search engine optimization of the company’s website
  2. Claim/configure the company’s Google Business profile
  3. Make sure there is a Google Sitemap in place at your website
  4. Register your Google Sitemap in the Google Search Console

I also believe Google Reviews have an impact on local listed rankings. With that in mind, put an extra effort into getting more Google Reviews.

If you are having trouble getting your website top-ranked at Google take advantage of my FREE 12-Point SEO Mini-Audit.

My name is Chris Jaeger and I've been helping people in the wedding industry reach more engaged couples, get more inquiries from their websites, and book more weddings for more than 25 years.

I am the author of "100 Things You Can Do to Book More Weddings: Reach More Engaged Couples, Drive More Traffic to Your Website, Get More Inquiries, and BOOK MORE WEDDINGS" and want to help you BOOK MORE WEDDINGS.

I've also been a speaker and educator at The Wedding MBA, Association for Wedding Professionals International, International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals, Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, Charlottesville Wedding & Event Professionals, and many private companies and groups.

Organizations like The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, Atlantic Magazine, and The Wedding Report often reach out to me for insight about the health of the wedding industry, trends, changes, and disruptions.

I can help you if you would like to...

  • Reach More Engaged Couples
  • Drive More High Quality Traffic to Your Website
  • Get Top Ranked at Google
  • Get More Inquiries from Your Website
  • Book More Weddings at Your Ideal Price
  • Close More Sales, More Easily and Faster!

“Working with Chris Jaeger has helped us to sharpen and refine our Internet marketing strategy. We signed up for one of his monthly programs and are delighted with the results. Our website is now working very well! And our presence on the Internet has really increased, as have our sales! That is precisely what we wanted. Chris is always there to answer our questions, and consistently offers sound advice, especially for those of us who are not “techies.” He is knowledgeable, warm, and creative. We recommend him highly! - Norma Moutal & Mark Giller, Owners of One Heart Personalized Ceremonies

“Chris is the Real Deal and understands Internet marketing that actually delivers results. I am 100% dedicated to having the best online marketing for my business and Chris is a trusted “go-to” resource when it comes to Internet marketing for my music business.”- David Rothstein, Owner, DRS Music

"I asked Chris to review our website and Internet marketing and his analysis and recommendations were exactly what I was looking for. He didn't just give us broad recommendations, rather detailed notes, and detailed recommendations. The annotated screen-shots were very helpful. Now, it's time to get to work!" - Alex Karas, Owner, Enchanted Celebrations

“Chris, we just an OUTSTANDING month of sales. Our new site is a major improvement over our old site, couples love it, and we booked 12 jobs this month that I’m sure the new site contributed to. The new Internet marketing strategy you developed with us is working great. The inquiries are coming in and more importantly, they are turning into sales.” - Tracy Painter - Owner, Entertainment Tonite

If you want better results from your website and internet marketing call me or text me at (978) 325-2983.

If you are serious about building your wedding business call me or text me at (978) 325-2983.

If you want to optimize your online presence and make it easier for couples to find your business online (before they find a competitor) call me or text me at (978) 325-2983.

Don't have time for a phone call right now?

Schedule a Discovery Session with me at a mutually appropriate time using my Calendly.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Chris Jaeger
Book More Weddings
Build Your Wedding Business
(978) 325-2983

 

Chris Jaeger is a 30-year veteran in the wedding industry helping wedding businesses book more weddings through better wedding business marketing. Those businesses marketing to brides and marketing to engaged couples who want to get better results from their internet marketing and want to get more inquiries from their website have used Chris' free 100+ Things You Can Do To Book More Wedding advice and learned how to reach more brides and how to book more weddings!