The internet is a constantly evolving medium, and if you don’t stay on top of things, then your web presence will suffer as a result. The latest evolution in the online world is the power of local searches through a variety of different online search providers. If you have a smart phone then you have most likely used local search yourself, and you may not even realize it.
Online search giant Google has their very own way of offering local SEO for people that are searching on the go. It is called Google Places. Millions of people every single day are using Google Places to connect them with things that they want. If you are in a high volume tourist area, then you can really benefit from a listing in Google Places. When people are in an area that they are not familiar with, they can use their smart phones to find anything that they want with Google Places. If your business is not listed in Google Places then you are not getting any of the benefits that this local search can provide.
What is Google Places?
Google places is a free local search platform that is provided by Google. It allows consumers to search for products and services within their local area. For instance, if you wanted to find a good restaurant that was in your local area, all you would have to do was open Google Places on your smart phone and touch restaurants. You will then be presented with a list of local restaurants complete with customer reviews. You can also be directly connected by phone with just a touch of your finger, and you can also get detailed driving directions all through your phone. This is a powerful way for people to find your business, but you will not be listed if you don’t sign up.
How do I sign up?
Getting your business listed with Google Places is simple, and best of all, it is 100% free. Over 95% of consumers are now searching for local businesses online. These people will not be able to find your business if it is not listed.
Personalize your listing.
Google Places gives you the power to personalize your business listing by adding content that is relevant to your business. You can add pictures, videos, special offers and coupons. Google Places even gives you the ability to respond to reviews about your business.
If your business is not currently listed in Google Places, then you are missing out!
If you need help on Orange County internet marketing to maximize your local business’ exposure using Google Places, call Bliss Drive today at (949) 229-3454.