My business is located near the seafront and some people think that's pretty neat as I'm able to spend my lunches on the beach, however today it just came to me that maybe my business is at a serious SEO disadvantage by being located near the ocean sea.
You might be thinking that I'm bonkers right about now... but hear me out! It is my understanding that Google's local search results are based on positive local signals and domain authority. The more positive signals your business has, the better it ranks on Google Local, but not only that, your business can reach further away from your physical location, e.g. from 5 miles to 10miles.
If Google does indeed work on a similar system surely that means my business and many others located near the sea are at a huge disadvantage. A example of this can be seen below, if this is indeed true then half of my customers are mermaids.
- Will locating my business away from the ocean increase my customer reach via Google Local search results?
- When Google increases the reach is that as straight forward as a 'radius' increase?