Geographical niche so Google business forms first part of results
The niche I'm looking at is based on a geographical location so a lot of the time the 1st 6 competition websites displayed are from Google business/places. The top 10 results display after that, so i have a total of 15 or 16 results altogether.
When i check that I have "an all green row" can i take the websites displaying under the Google business results into consideration? or just the top 10 search results which display after these Google business results?
Local Listings is separate to Organic Listings. We are focused on the Organic Listings.
If there are Local Listings in your micro niche - they are likely to be there, and you are not competing with them, unless you also register a Local Listing (this is outside The Challenge, and part of a Local Strategy).
So you want to concentrate on the Organic results and follow the Training as we teach it - so you want to see if there is at least one full green row in the organic search returns (as well as it meeting all the other criteria).