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Building an Effective Web Presence : Step #8 – Setup and Optimize Your Free Google Places Listing

Over the past seven months we identified steps one through seven in the process of building an effective web presence: 1) Define your ideal client; 2) Identify specific goals; 3) Create a call to action; 4) Give customers what they expect; 5) Be a better communicator; 6) Get found; and 7) Improve Your Link Popularity.

The eighth step is:
Setup and optimize your 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, 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 c…