Or you could just use wordpress and install Jetpack, which will do the meta tag work for you to push you to the top 3.
For businesses that need local search traffic, the Google "My Business" set up is essential. It used to be referred to as just "Google Local" from what I recall.
Yea, you aren't wrong, but if you use your google account to sign into JetPack for wordpress it does most of the optimization for you. This especially applies to google accounts that have already created their business profile. Creating a business profile on Google is as simple as it comes. It's so simple that I don't charge my business clients to set it up for them, takes about 5 minutes if you already have a google account, 10 if the account needs to be created.
Hey Brian, if you can guarantee me position 3 using the default plugins on Wordpress site, I’ll happily hire you! If interested, send me an email at: [email protected] Cheers
First, you can't afford me, you'd have to buy out my business, which does SEO for companies on contract. For a local small business, in a market as small as this, as long as you actively remind customers to rate you on your social media platforms, you don't require any additional work to get to the top 3 spots. Google walks you through the best practices when you set up your business accounts, and companies that charge people to learn about this stuff are LITERALLY stealing from small businesses.
Hmm that's disappointing. We're located in Sydney, but are working with businesses around North America. Nevertheless, thank you for your insights. All the best with your business in the future!