Why You Must Have a Google Places Page for Your Local Business

November 2, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

Google Places is a place to showcase your local business. It’s especially important if you don’t have your own website. You can add photos, videos, descriptions of your business, contact information, special offers, a map for your clients to locate you, and company operating hours. A (read on...)

What Is Google Places? Free Business Advertising From Google

October 20, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Advertising 

Google Places is a free service from Google that lets you list useful information about your business for potential customers to see. When your business displays on Google Maps eager customers can click your phone number or find out more about your business immediately. Some people refer to this (read on...)

What Most Google Places Page Owners Are Forgetting

March 8, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

I’ve been going through a Lot of Google Places Pages lately and I am noticing a couple of things. First for many niches more and more of the top seven places are claimed. That’s a big improvement over the past two months. Last Christmas there were tons of niches where virtually no one (read on...)

Don’t Forget Bing and Yahoo

January 26, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

There has been quite a bit of hubbub about Google Places lately. I know, I have been a bit of a cheerleader myself. It used to be relatively difficult for a local business to get anywhere near the first page of Google results. It could be done, but required extensive Search Engine Optimization (read on...)

Google Places Tags – Possibly Worthwhile But Not the Way To Get Listed

January 26, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

There appears to be a mistaken belief by some businesses that buying “Tags” from Google on their Google Places pages will help them in their ranking. This is not true. Once again, Google is doing the surprising thing that set them apart from all their predecessors by not exchanging (read on...)

Local Business Marketing Online – Google Places – Getting to 100%

January 4, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

For businesses serving their local market, life has gotten easier. At least that’s the case for those savvy enough to take advantage of the huge marketing gift Google has offered them. What’s remarkable is the fact that Google has created pages not just for those businesses who (read on...)

Dental Practice Marketing – Google Places Offers Quick, Easy, and Free Access to the Top of Google

September 30, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Marketing 

If your dental practice marketing efforts do not currently target Google Places, you are losing out in a big way by forfeiting a lot of free and easy-to-win business to other dentists who are either lucky – in some markets simply having a Google Places Page with the right keyword in the (read on...)