Google Places-What’s That?
I’ve been reading recently about Google Places, having already listed my social media consultancy business. Just out of interest, I did a quick Google search for accountants, solicitors and dentists in my local towns. I think you’d agree that all of these businesses are likely to be searched for pretty frequently, as almost everyone is going to need them at some time or other! Nowadays, local searches are vitally important and help to cut through the “noise” of so many businesses competing for search engine rankings.
I was amazed, although admittedly not completely shocked, to find that for my nearest town (about 10 miles away), not a single one of these businesses had a Places listing. The other (larger) local town (16 miles away) had a good number of dentists, accountants and solicitors listed on Google Places.
If your business hasn’t claimed its Google Places listing yet, did you know that you could be at risk of losing your ranking? Businesses that have claimed their Place are listed at the top of the rankings – you may have noticed that red “pin” symbol (but perhaps didn’t know what it meant)?? Here’s the search page for dentists in Worksop……
Have you claimed your Google Places listing yet? (it’s totally free). If you need any help with this, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I’d also love to hear your comments if you’ve successfully claimed your listing and have found it beneficial in helping your business get found.
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