There is a process to get your business listed in Google Places and then optimize your web site and listing so your business shows up on the first page of the Google Places results. The following sections outline our services and break down the process we take to get your business listed.
STEPS TO GET BETTER PLACEMENT IN PLACES
“Accurate listings are the first step in online marketing where more than 40% of listings are inaccurate, incomplete or missing.” The following outlines the process for Google Places ranking.
Step 1: GET LISTED IN MAJOR BUSINESS DIRECTORIES
Our first step is to make sure your business listing is consistent throughout the major business listing directories including: InfoUSA, Acxiom, and D&B. If your business information is not correct, your listing in Google Places will be devalued because your business information is not consistent in other directories.
Step 2: CLAIM YOUR GOOGLE PLACES LISTING AND OPTIMIZE
Claiming of your listing on sites such as Google is considered one of the main actions that helps visibility of listings. Once the listing is claimed, you need to optimize the listing by adding photos, descriptions, business hours and coupons. Adding keywords for your business in the listing (like “dentist in chicago”) is also a key part of the optimization.
Step 3: SETTING UP PROFILES ON OTHER MAJOR REVIEW WEB SITES
A citation is a review from someone about your business. There are 15 major local directories that allow people to post reviews about your business. The more reviews are done on these other web sites, the higher your listing will be placed in Google Places. Our process includes making sure your web site is listed in these directories.
Organic Search Engine Optimization also plays a bigger role than most people think or what Google leads people to believe in terms of Google Places SEO.
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