Why every small business needs a Google Place Page…
Google Places is a service that allows you to be listed on Google Maps, so that your clients or customers can easily locate you.
If you operate “locally” ie hairdressers, tradies, doctors, pet stores, beauticians, any type of repair works, lawnmowing etc, a Google Place page is a must. According to Google, 1 in 5 searches, is a local search. That means people are putting in the service and suburb, ie “Burleigh Heads hair dresser”, “Toowoomba building inspector”, “Brisbane beauty salon”.
When you do a search ie “Toowoomba Pest Control”, (see image below) you will notice under the first listing, 10 flagged places, which are also on the adjacent Google Map. These businesses have secured first page rankings on Google for free. You too can do this for your business. Our tip is…dont forget to use your “keywords”.
This means when a potential customer searches for the service or product you offer, your business would be listed under the organic web listings as well as in Places. Considering the fact that Google usually blends the Google Places’ page and Maps along with the organic results for location specific searches, listing yourself in Google Places can be an excellent way to create brand awareness.
Dont have time to set up your Google Place Page? We can do it for you for you…
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