Have you ever searched for a local business or service and seen google search results that look like this:
These are called Google Places and if you are a local business or service provider with a real address you can grab one of these for free, courtesy of Google. In fact Google wants you to grab your place page and make it the best it can be so that they can rank you in the search engines. If you are a local business there is no better way to reach for the top of the search engines than creating a Places page.To claim or create your Google Places page just follow the steps below. If Google has already created a page for your business you must claim it by verifying that it is in fact your business either through phone or postcard verification. If Google hasn’t created a Places page yet for your business you can go ahead and do it yourself and let Google and the rest of the world know that you exist.
Step 1 – Go to
Step 2 – You will see a page that looks like this. Click on Get Started.
Step 3 – You will be taken to a form to fill out that looks like this.
Fill out the form with all the necessary information about your business and submit your info. for Google verification. Make sure and watch the video above to get specific details on filling out the form. Once your Places Page is verified by Google it is eligible to show up in the search engines. If you are in a competitive market you will need to get reviews and citations in order to compete for a top spot in the search engines.
This guest post was written by Maria Calanchini. For More Information go to mariacalanchini.com
Maria Calanchini is an internet marketing and social media consultant that specializes in small to medium sized businesses.