Google Local Search – Get Your Business on the Google Map
If you are a local business with local customers they are almost certainly searching for you in Google Maps.
Google has recently introduced Google Places, which makes it really easy to get your business into Google Maps, and even into the main Google search results.
My best result so far is achieving a #1 ranking in Google for a local search term in less than 1 hour.
Keywords are the Key
To get the best results from your Google Places listing you need to include keyword phrases that your customers are searching for.
And avoid adding dozens of keywords – this is keyword spam and will harm your rankings or even get you black listed. Focus on your 1 or 2 most significant keywords.
Other places you can add keywords are your business description, the categories section (make sure you use all 5 categories) and the Additional Details section.
Adding a video to your Google places listing will help your ranking in Google too. Upload your video to YouTube, make sure the name of your video includes your most important keywords and then add the address of your video to your Google Places listing.
And finally, adding a coupon can have a significant impact on your ranking if you build keywords into the title of your coupon, for example “10% off Lawn Mowing”.
If you follow these steps you’ll have an effective, keyword rich listing in Google Maps.
Most technophobes should be able to complete this process in 2 or 3 hours – just follow the prompts. Contact us if you’d like us to add your listing for you.
If competition in your area is moderate you could have a decent ranking in Google which produces a nice stream of high quality prospects.
Now you need to convert them.
Your future customers want to visit your web site so they can choose you. And the more effective your web site, the more customers you will win.
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