Google Places Listings: Free Online Small Business Marketing

03June

Google Places Listings: Free Online Small Business Marketing

Is your business listed on Google Places? If not, you’re missing out on a free, easy marketing opportunity that can help drive customers to your door.

A Google Places listing means that your business can show up in this familiar list for local customers who do a Google search for keywords that match your business, service, or product.

To get your listing, go to Google Places For Business and sign up (or, read more about it here). It takes about 15 minutes max – and you can customize your listing with phone number, address, business hours, coupons, photos, and videos.

Along with your Google Places listing, you get data updates that shows you things like what keywords people use to find your business, and what ZIP codes your customers are coming from.

You probably won’t be the No. 1 search result when you first sign up, but getting a listing is the first step to maintaining an online presence. Once you have your listing, you should encourage your customers to write reviews about your business. More customer reviews can help you move up on Google rankings, and it will increase your chances of getting a call from the listing.

Not a bad deal for a free boost to your local SEO efforts.

Posted by Wintress  Posted on 03 Jun 
  • directories, free online marketing, google local listing, small business marketing
  • Post Comments 5

    Posted by nitGreen on
    • Dec 21 2010
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    You are totally right, am glad to post my views and points in this blog ! Google Maps are widely used by users to search for products, services and information about companies. Once your website is Added in Google Local Listing, it starts coming in Google Search Section (Top Map Listings).
    Posted by Troy on
    • Jan 27 2011
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    Great service.
    Posted by Laura Wilson - iBrand Boost Plymouth SEO on
    • Jul 12 2011
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    Good post, yes it's staggering that still less than 10% of business owners have claimed their Google Place! Google have made it very easy and super easy to rank highly and engage with customers online and now with mobile marketing too.
    Posted by Usman Azad on
    • Jan 18 2012
    Reply  
    I am Really Impressed with your Articles,Keep It up :)
    Posted by Usman Azad on
    • Jan 18 2012
    Reply  
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