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If your business gets most of it’s business from customers who live in your community, you must get very serious about local SEO and your Google My Business page.Auto Stop Mechanical Google My Business listing

To rank well locally on Google, takes a serious commitment to a handful of things & it isn’t hard to justify when;

  • Your Google My Business listing is prominent on the 1st page of a Google Local Search.
  • 98% of searchers choose a business that is on page 1 of the results they get.
  • 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations
  • 77% of smartphone users contact a business after looking for local Information

The fact is that Google made a mess of a lot of these free business listings when it changed Google Local Listings from Google Local & Google + to create Google My Business pages.

Focus on these few things;

  • You may have to cleanup your business listing, make sure that you only have one listing for your business and it’s the one Google thinks is your business.
  • Claim the right listing, you need to make sure you take full advantage of all of the fields and linking options available to you.
  • Make sure you have the right business category and subcategories chosen for your business.
  • Make note of the exact way your business (NAP) name, address and phone number appear.
    – Exact meaning is it Street or St.,
    – is it Service & Repairs or Service and Repairs.
    Whatever you show listed as the NAP on your Google My Business Page, you’ll want to use consistently on your own website and across all directories. More on directory listings in future articles….
  • Add regular posts or articles on your Business Google+ page, make sure they are unique and relevant to your business, your local area & or the business category your are listed in.
  • Get Reviews from customers….  CAUTION NOTE, A MUST READ……

IF you would like us to give you a FREE evaluation or optimise your listing drop us an email – click here

 

A follow on from the previous article – Google Places now Google Plus for Business

Write a review on Google plus pagePlease see Note below before making a review.

Google Reviews on your Google + for Business page is critical for your local listing ranking & your business link to Google Maps.

Placing a review on the new Google + for Business page has changed so here is a few tips

  1. Either click on the ‘Write a review’ that is part of a *Local Search result or click on the G+ (or Google Review) link on a businesses websiteGoogle plus logos
  2. You will need to be logged into your Google account (Google+ or Gmail account)
    If you do not have one you will need to follow the links & create one, which also includes verifying it.
  3. Then write a review, by clicking on the ‘pencil icon’
  4. After writing the review click on the ‘star icons’ to rank the business you have written the review for.
  5. Click on Publish, if the publish button is greyed out then you haven’t ranked the business.publishing a Google Review

*Local Search is a Google Search for a
product & or service in a location.
eg ‘auto electrician Canberra’ or ‘battery Canberra’

NOTE:
DO NOT make multiple reviews from the same computer, same IP address, or same network. Google will ban your listing if they  think that reviews are not genuine from individual consumers.

 

 

As you may now that when Google Places was introduced in 2010 I was the Editor of ‘Get Found! How to Top Google’s Local Listings’ this book has helped thousands of businesses make the most of their Google Local Search & Google Maps listings. Now a few years on many things have changed from with Google Local Business Search so the book is out of date so we will continue doing relevant articles to help you stay competitive in a local search on Google.

Google Places now Google Plus for Businesses Pages Explainedgoogle places google plus google local maps

Google Places (also known as Google Plus Local) and Google Plus for Business are very important for all businesses who trade locally to have their Google Plus profile established.

So if people look for your business by searching something like ‘Auto Electrician Canberra’ (service/product & location) then your business needs to be found in that local search results Google Plus for Business.

What is the Difference between Google Places and Google Plus?

Google has been fairly confusing during the changes that it made to how local businesses are listed in its Maps and Search that rolled in 2012, and it has not made things easy or clear for local businesses.

Originally, a local business could create a listing for themselves on Google Maps by using Google Places. After the creation of Google Plus, Google also made it possible for businesses to create social pages on Google Plus, called Google Plus for Business — similar to Facebook pages for businesses.

Google’s ultimate goal has been to combine the map listings of the Google Places pages with the social aspect of the Google Plus pages. The first step in this process was to upgrade the look and feel of a Google Places page so that it looks more like a Google Plus page.

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