Google Places

WHAT IS GOOGLE PLACES?

Google Places (or Maps) is Google’s local business directory. In October, 2010 Google made changes to its search results to heavily promote the business listings in this section of their search results.  Google Places is only applicable to businesses who are targeting a local market.  With over 3 billion local searches per month, every local business needs to maintain a presence here.

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. As a premier Web design company San Diego, Stark Logic can help you get listed and get business. The following sections outlines our services and breaks 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

Our first step is to make sure your business listing is consistent throughout the major business listing directories (aggregators) 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.

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.

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.

Universal Listing in Major Business Aggregators + 

Quick Listing in Local Directories + 

Submission & Completion Report + 

Claim Google Places Listing + 

Optimize Google Places Listing + 

Number of Keywords Marketed + 

10 20 30
Establish & Claim Profiles on Social Networks + 

Blogs and Video Creation and Syndication + 

Social Branding Over 100 Web Sites + 

$399 setup 

+$299/mo

$599 setup 

+$499/mo

$999 setup 

+$699/mo

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Rich Stark
(760) 576-4892 - A San Diego web design company is run by Rich Stark, a 15 year veteran of search engine optimization, web design and marketing.