In my previous post I talked about how being listed in Google Places (Now Google Place Search) is essential if you are marketing business locally. When you do a local search now on Google the first 7 listings are generally Google Place Search pages. More and more local businesses are starting to get wise and are claiming and even promoting their Google Place Pages. Here are some tips to get you to the top of your category and to keep you there.
1. Claim your Google Place Search Page. You may already have a Google Place Search Page because Google set them up automatically for millions of businesses aggregating data from numerous online directories and databases. However, is the information correct? Is it up to date? Is there a link to your website , pictures, videos, and reviews? In order to add information or correct information on your page you need to first claim the page. Google will confirm your identity by either sending you a post card in the mail or by phone. Here is an article on how to claim your Google Place Search Page.
2. Completely fill out all the information for your page. Not only do you want your information to be accurate complete and informative for your customers but completed Google Place Search Pages are giving higher ranking in local search. You need to fill out all fields, categories, add pictures, videos, links to your websites, reviews and even coupons. The more completely you fill out your page the higher you will rank in local search. Most likely customers will find your Places page before your own website so you want to spend some time on this step.
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