I was talking with a friend this morning and he told me a story about his business and Google Places. He was searching for his business type on his mobile phone and it was not showing up. When searching for a business with Google on your mobile phone or when searching using Google maps, even on a PC or Tablet, the Google Places Business Directory Listing is the data that is used. My friend had not claimed and filled in his information for his Google Places Listing.
In our most recent newsletter I had suggested that every business should claim and fill in their Google Places Listing. So my friend took my suggestion after not being able to find his own business when he did a search. Soon after he claimed his listing he tried searching again for his type of business and sure enough it showed up in the search results on the first page.
If you think about how many people are using mobile phones and Google Maps to find local businesses you can image how important it is to be showing up when people are looking for your type of business. This is a good lesson for everyone who has not yet claimed their Business Listing.
If your business is in a competitive market with many other businesses that do the same thing as you do then the Google Places Listing becomes more of a challenge to optimize and move it up to the first page of Google. We can help you with that. We have optimized many Google Places Listings with great success. Let us know if you would like us to help you get more customers through your Google Places Business Directory Listing!