Does your target market know how to find your business?
Not sure? Then you may need to get listed in Google Places. As Google puts it, “Millions of people search Google Maps every day. A free listing on Google Maps makes it easy for them to find you.”
Not familiar? Well, Google Places is a widely used local directory that was developed specifically for businesses, and works like the Yellow Pages—except that it’s online. Once your business is registered, it will provide you with a landing page where you can place your complete contact information, highlight your products/services, describe what you offer and allow customers to give reviews.
Some of the benefits you can get from getting listed in Google Places include:
- High Ranking—Google may reward your site with high ranking and you will get that much-coveted spot in SERPs (search engine result pages).
- Targeted Traffic—As SEO experts always say, traffic is useless if it’s not targeted. Having your business listed in Google Places gives you the chance to promote your products and services to a targeted local market without having to shell out big money for it.
- Marketing Edge—not all businesses—and probably many of your competitors—are not listed in Google Places. This means that doing so gives your business an edge. Given the fact that many consumers look for services within their area using Google, then getting listed increases your chances of getting found by your prospects.
Looking into the above benefits, you can see how rewarding Google Places can be. If you have not signed up yet, then contact Oceania Internet today. Oceania Internet allows you to get listed in Google Places as part of our services, with no extra charge!
Once we have added your business listing to Google Places, you shall receive a postcard similar the one above, containing your unique personal identification number as well as the activation instructions. You will have to follow these instructions to validate your account and activate your listing. This shall prevent unauthorised people from modifying or altering your business listing.