The GeoGrid allows you to see the visibility of a GMB listing for a specific keyword from a number of different latitude and longitude coordinates. This allows you to see where you might rank strong and poorly in your listing’s city or surrounding areas.
The GeoGrid rank tracker gives you a view of how your GMB Listing ranks from different positions across one geographic area (a square to be precise).
A GeoGrid search result looks like this:
The required inputs are:
- Business Name - This can be entered in 1 of four ways...
1. Google Search (only works in non-SAB businesses)
2. Map URL - input your listings google maps URL
3. Place ID - input your businesses Place ID
4. My GMB - Select a location imported into Local Viking
- Keyword - the keyword you are searching for
- Grid Size - how many points you want your grid to have
- Point Distance - the distance between each point, in meters and/or miles
- Justify Grid Center - only check this to drag and drop your grid away from the center of the business
- Version - Places API or SAB
The Local Viking GeoGrid rank tracker has two modes:
- Places API - this mode uses your own google places API keys and ONLY returns listings that have their address shown. None of the results from GeoGrid searches via the Places API will include Service Area Businesses.
- SAB - this mode uses Local Viking's infrastructure and can be run on both Service Area Businesses and businesses with their addresses shown (read: all GMB listings can use this search mechanism). Currently, there are no credits needed for the SAB GeoGrid and all GeoGrids run free on your account until we institute a credit system.
- Local Language - if checked, will automatically use the local google TLD and language of the GMB listing searched for
- Send Email Notification - send an email to the account owner when the geogrid is done
GeoGrids can be run 'free form' (from the GeoGrid navbar -- meaning you run it instantly) or they can be 'scheduled'.
To schedule a GeoGrid simply go to GeoGrid Search at the top of your screen and click Scheduled Search.
Once you've added the keywords you'd like to track and set the settings up, click the 'Create Config' button. The settings here are the same from the 'free form' search but here you will set the schedule to when you want the GeoGrid ran.
Once your scheduled geogrid has been set up, go to the Configs tab, click on the eye icon of any location you want to see a report. At the top right, click the drop-down menu and select the keyword you'd like info.
To create an animated gif with all of the GeoGrids for this location/keyword combination, click the 'create new animation' button and you will get emailed one.
Now.... what do the results mean?
At the most basic level, we are requesting a list of GMBs for a given latitude and longitude and keyword, for each grid point. We then take the list of GMBs and compare where our business ranks, for each of the points. Color-coding this information allows us to have a 'heatmap' of visibility across the grid.
For more questions please contact customer support by clicking the chat button at the bottom right of your screen.