Bobbie Grennier does Google Search Marketing, My Business/Places Optimization, Google+ Local SEO. Google Local Pro offers Advanced My Business Consulting and Santa Cruz Web Designer, Local SEO, Internet Marketing.
So many people are using Google to find everything from products, to services, to phone numbers and locations. You need to have a presence there!
Google helps the local community searchers find what they are looking for by displaying local business listings first.
As a local business, it is important to claim, map and optimize your Google Places listing. This provides your small business with a higher ranked listing in the search engines. This helps your customers to find you and the information about what you offer, what you do and where you do it.
It also stops unscrupulous competitors from hijacking your business’s listing.
Google Places Optimized
97% percent of consumers are searching for your local businesses online. You must have optimized pictures, SEO-friendly business descriptions, and optimized videos to get Google Places listings to stand out from the others.
If you haven’t done it already, we help validate and lock your Google Places listing.
Do you have a Google Places page?
Google pulls information from a huge amount of Internet resources, including information about your business. Claim your Google Places and defend your reputation, but do it the right way because if you do it wrong you’ll be hating life for a very long time.
Google Local Places
Goolge Local Places page contains relevant information about your business:
- Company description
- Business categories
- Hours of operation
- Payment options
- Brand or production information
- Geographical areas served
- Photos and videos
Google Local Places is the new Yellow Pages. The days of phone books are nearly gone.
If someone wants to find information on a business in your niche, they are most likely to turn to the Internet, and specifically Google reviews, to find you 70% of the time.
Getting listed on the first page of the Google search is imperative. Only 5% of Internet users ever click over to page two.