Google Local – FreePage 1 Listings!
Most people who search for specific services do so with their local area in mind. They do this hoping to find a service provider that they recognize and can actually visit in their immediate area. This is why for local business owners, using Google local, aka Google Places, can be very beneficial. Not only does it allow a business’s site to come up in local searches, but it also provides various business details and offerings depending on the information you enter.
Google Local – Claim Your Google Places Page
Getting added in Google local is not automatic so a business owner would have to go there and enter their local business information. Simply type out Google local in the search box (or use this URL places.google.com/business) and the search engine will take you there. One thing to keep in mind is that every field provided by Google local must be filled out. Businesses with more information filled out are given higher priority in Google local searches so this part is very important. The business category will also be asked for and filling up all five fields with relevant categories to the business is crucial. Filling in the field even though it is not related to the business may be labeled as spamming by Google local and the penalty will be felt in the rankings.
After that, someone from Google will review the site before it is made active. Business owner will also want to start to make improvements on their own website, adding directions and additional information to lure customers who search online. Google local actually provides a report detailing the number of times the page came up during a search as well as how many times someone clicked on the link. These can be very important for business owners to see just how many customers are being driven by the local Google listing.
Keep in mind that the local business website linked to Google local or Google Places has to be as informative as possible. Creating backlinks from reputable websites is also an excellent way to boost up local Google rankings. We offer a very powerful backlinking service that will push your listings to the first page of a Google, Yahoo or Bing search.
For help filling out your Google Places profile please give us a call. W’d be glad to help. We can also supercharge your local Google listing. Why does this matter? If you are in a highly competitive niche or would like top placement of your Google Places listing to attract more customers, this really helps. Please contact us to learn more.
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