What is Google Places?
Google has offered us many great products in the last few decades and has gained our trust in the process (well, I would say for the most part). With Google Places, Google has created a harmonious environment for consumers and businesses.
What IS Google Places?
Google Places is a product that allows local and international businesses to make and update their physical business address. This information is then integrated into other Google products, like Google Maps and Google Search.
Google Places is a great way to help businesses get traffic without paying any fees for advertisements. By listing your business in Google Places, you will be able to post additional information, like photos, videos, and promotions that will help potential customers to better know your services.
Why is Google Places Better than Other Listings?
Today, people are more prone to use the Internet to search for anything they need. Since Google Places is integrated with a top-notch search engine, any business listed in Google Places will have a higher exposure compared to other business listings.
For Internet savvy entrepreneurs, this is also a great opportunity to help boost your business by using search engine optimization. By applying SEO, you will be able to increase your business’ page rank and increase exposure instantly. Speaking of page ranks, you can also get a one-up from your competitors just by listing your business in Google Places as GP listings always come first in searches.
How to Maximize Google Places’ Potential
Google always loves content, and that is the best way for you to raise your business’ ranking in Google Places. You can post video reviews or promotions to make your listing more personal, or you can also upload pictures that best represents your services or products. Adding information like directions and contact numbers will also help customers get in touch with you. In addition, Google places notifies you about how much traffic you get each time you log-in so you can get an idea of how much you have to do to improve your page.
Google Places is still relatively new and not many businesses have discovered its full potential. As of 2010, only 3% of businesses worldwide have listed their information on the site. However, with Google rapidly expanding and improving their services, more and more businesses are seeing the benefits of including Google Places in their marketing strategies. If you have a business, do not miss this opportunity. Make your listing now and see an amazing improvement in your business market.
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