GMB Cheat Sheets™

(Google My Business SEO Course)

The GMB Cheat Sheet is a step-by-step Google My Business SEO course to maximize visibility, rankings, and leads for any local business.

 ✔️A step-by-step guide to generating more leads and sales.

 ✔️Achieve results without paying agencies thousands.

 ✔️Learn repeatable processes that get results and scale.

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Google My Business has the ability to generate tons of visibility and leads for your business. And here’s what I’ve noticed over the last 5+ years of managing Local SEO for 100+ clients

The majority of engagement for any given keyword occurs as a result of Local 3-Pack from Google My Business. In many cases, it generates nearly 4x more calls and form fills than a website.

Here’s an example of Google’s Local Pack result:

So what’s this mean?

Google My Business generates the majority of visibility and calls for local businesses.

And here’s why…

For most local searches, Google now displays this set of results:

  1. Local Services Ads (LSAs)
  2. Google Ads (formerly known as AdWords)
  3. Local 3-Pack
  4. People Also Ask
  5. Local Organic Results
  6. Google Ads (yes, another Ads result)
  7. Related Searches

Ranking #1 in Local Organic Results is the 7-10th result on the page when Google displays LSAs and Google Ads results. This is why focusing on ranking Google My Business listings in the Local 3-Pack is super important (it has the most visibility and generates the most results because of it).

What is the Google My Business Cheat Sheet?

It’s a proven process that generates more visibility, calls, and positively impacts business growth with a focus on Google My Business optimization – all formatted in an easy-to-follow SEO course format.

The GMB Cheat Sheet is a set of foundational and advanced SEO processes that we use to consistently rank and generate leads for local businesses. Many people make SEO out to be a complicated mix of computer science… However, Local SEO can be boiled down to simple concepts, tactics, and processes that anyone can follow.

The Google My Business Cheat Sheet is a result of:

  • 15+ years of refining processes and testing what works

  • 10k+ managed & optimized GMB Listings

  • 100K+ keyword rankings (position 1-3) in Local Pack


When you follow this Cheat Sheet, you can expect the following growth:

  • Rankings in Google Search and Maps

  • Monthly calls and conversions

  • Year-over-year revenue


GMB Cheat Sheets™

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Combined, The GMB Cheat Sheet is a set of SEO strategies & tactics that focus on lead generation, building trust and engagement, and directly improving online visibility.

It’s a streamlined process for growth.

The GMB Cheat Sheet gets results like this…

  • A wig company doubled their YoY revenue

  • A chiropractic office increased their average monthly calls by 50%

You 1st Google Maps Team helped me 2x my Revenue from last year with an SEO strategy that leveraged Local SEO with PPC, Local Service Ads, and On-Page SEO. I’m currently hiring two additional employees, getting a new service vehicle, and looking into expanding our service area.

Peggy K.

Who’s this for?

✔️ Business owners: If you manage a business or own it, these processes will help you strategize and implement an easy-to-follow process.

✔️ Digital marketers: If you want to provide more value to your clients with Local SEO, and make the process scalable and streamlined, The GMB Cheat Sheet is designed to eliminate unnecessary bottlenecks and maximize visibility.

What’s included?

The GMB Cheat Sheet is a set of 4 phases and several ongoing processes:

Phase 1: Optimizing for Relevance

  • SEO Checklist for optimizing your Google My Business Listing

  • New GMB Audit Template (an upgraded version of our original template)

  • Advanced insights on how to leverage features to improve listing performance

Phase 2: Optimizing for Engagement

  • How to optimize and geo-tag photo uploads to increase location relevance

  • Steps to get extra features in SERPs to make your listing stand out

  • Insights on how to maximize engagement with promotions and offers

Phase 3: Landing Page Optimization

  • Create effective local landing pages that convert visitors

  • On-page SEO tips to increase organic traffic in local search

  • LocalBusiness Schema guide and template to maximize relevance signals

Phase 4: Growing Prominence

  • Step-by-step processes for optimizing social profiles

  • A complete list of general & niche citations to build

  • How to leverage press releases & local media outlets for SEO

  • Strategies for creating a successful and ongoing review campaign

  • How to diversify reviews & increase velocity to maximize review signals

  • Review generation strategies to get ongoing and automated reviews

  • Strategies and tactics to diversify reviews and maximize review velocity

On-going Optimizations

  • Grow visibility by improving topical relevance

  • How to create and leverage GMB Posts

  • Improve engagement signals with CTR optimization

Track Performance

  • How to interpret Google My Business Insights

  • Paid tools & guides to accurately track visibility

Bonus Content

6-day before & after optimizations


GeoMap #1 Before


7-day before & after optimizations



30-day before & after optimizations


30 Day GeoMap #3 Before


30 Day GeoMap #3 After

14-day before & after optimizations



14 Day GeoMap #4 After

Immediate Rank 1 & 2 positions after listing verification

Our Guarantee

Once you’ve followed the GMB Cheat Sheet process, you can expect to see results within 4-6 weeks. Often, results can be seen within 2-3 weeks.

If you’re not happy and feel that The GMB Cheat Sheet didn’t provide any value after completing the course, we will work on your google business profile listing for free for 60 days. (a $1500 value)

Get Results

These recent wins detail visibility & rankings for a Google My Business listing around a set radius using Local Viking’s Geo Grid reports.

GMB Cheat Sheet™

We Optimize it For YOU!

Google Maps Profile

What Others Are Saying

I’m really happy with the training and your knowledge of GMB, you break everything down step by step.

Peggy K.

The templates, process visualization, and overall detail really helped improve my understanding of Local SEO. Huge help, thank you!

Carmen E.

The GMB Audit guidelines and template provided are very thorough and useful, thanks.

Myrna G.

I just completed your entire course. Outstanding information… Thank you.

David W.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course is formatted in Word Docs and Excel Spreadsheets

No you do not need a website for this to work but it does help with SERPS

This course works anywhere in the US, Mexico, Canada and United Kingdom for google maps

Immediately after purchase we send out phase 1 of course documents & instructions via email in 4 different phases over 7 days.

For the Premium Google Business Profile once a simple business information form is filled out we get started on optimization efforts.

Yes this is a great tool for your business but the course is copyrighted and trademarked.