Google Local Business Center or Google Places was created to help local businesses to appear on Page 1 of Google for a local keyword in a local city, or zipcode. The businesses that list their sites in Google Places appear in top results with a map next to it.
Questions to consider
- Have you claimed your Google places listing?
- Have you optimized it with relevant keywords?
- Have you added images and videos?
This is not paid Google Adwords. Businesses can show up for a specific search with different keyword searches. A well optimized listing with competitive keywords will give you advantage over your competition. It is also important to write a good description and choose correct categories and tags to ensure strong coverage. The importance of these listings cannot be underestimated.
To give you an example, a random search for “Coral Gables eye doctor” yields this result:
Some of the following items are needed for a complete Google Places listing:
- Your Business Address
- Business Email Address
- Business/Shop Hours
- Methods of payments accepted
- A link to your website (s)
- Photos & videos of your business
We ensure that your listing is optimized using the best keywords in your niche. We find that many business owners and companies set this up incorrectly and end up having low results in Google Maps. Let us assist you in having a great Google Places listing so you can be found online.