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How To Setup and Optimize Your Free Google Places Listing

How To Setup and Optimize Your Free Google Places Listing



If you’ve ever attended any of my workshops, you know that I am a big fan of “FREE.” The cool thing about Google Places is it’s absolutely free and it’s very easy to setup.


To start, go to http://www.Google.com/Places, and then click on “Get Started” under Google Places for Business. Google will literally take you through the step by step process of adding your business. Once you’ve completed the basic listing, Google will immediately call your business phone number and give you a PIN number to enter to validate the listing.


Now that your FREE Google Places listing is setup, you can optimize it so it appears in the coveted top seven positions on page one for Google Places. Here are some suggestions:


Basic Business Information: Complete all basic and required fields. Be sure you use the actual name for your company and that your address information is your physical address.


E-mail and Business Description: Use a business e-mail ad…