When a small or medium size business wants to create an online presence outside of their company website, one of the best things they can do is optimize for Google Places.
Google Places is the fastest growing method of online inquiries. Google reports that 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Research also found that Google Places helped one-third of all iPhone and Android users to locate at least two businesses they previously hadn’t known about.
Having an optimized Google Places Listing is also a great way for small businesses without a website to break into the online world and to be included in search result pages. You can still give searching customers the information they are looking for, even if you do not have a website yet!
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Key Benefits of Google Places Optimization Service
Offer coupons, discounts, and special offers on the fly, and change them as often as you like, for as long as you want
Provide descriptive information about products and services, feed those hungry prospects with the information they are searching for
List geographies served, such as cities, counties, and regions, in the mean time you consider opening another establishment down the road or closest town
List hours of operation, show them that you are open on Sundays until 9PM or that your store will be open on the next holiday to better serve your customers
Post imagery and YouTube videos about your business, with our help; you can give your business credibility and studies have shown that listings with images are preferred by prospects when searching online
Customer testimonials and reviews, they will make your business stand out and we can show you how to ask for them and they will even help you make your business better
Google Maps embed codes to add a Google Map to a website, trust me; your customers will love this one. They’ll be able to get directions from your Website or from your Google Places page
Paying a fixed rate for yellow Google Tags to appear under the listing, this option is optional, but when used correctly; it can deliver amazing results because it shows different on maps and Google Places results
Paying a self-determined rate for Google Boost Ads, where Google chooses which keywords your business will appear under
Google AdWords offers an extension to local businesses, allowing an address to appear under an ad within Google-only search results
Google Places Optimization Services We Offer
iMediaLocal can help you:
Claim your Google Places business listing.
Optimize your Places listing for relevant keyphrases that are being used by your target market.
Create Google Tags, coupons, deals and more.
Provide campaign consulting to encourage and incentivize your customers to post reviews about your establishment – something that helps with organic rankings.
Google Places Optimization is different than traditional Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Just like SEO, it requires special training and a commitment to staying current on the best practices. We are committed to this industry so you don’t have to be. If you are ready to get started on seeing direct results with your Google Places Rankings then please fill out our contact form to setup a free consultation.