Google Places is Changing !
If it hasn’t already happened to you it will soon…. if you have a Google Places listing it will be converted into a Google Plus Local page – if you don’t have a google Places or Google + local page then you need to contact us now!
So what is this all about?
Google has been changing it’s algorithms so that more weight is put on online social activity and of course, they have their own social network – GooglePlus.
If you have a business then you need to take Google Plus seriously.
About Google + for Business
Google+ is the hottest thing in social media. In just a few short days, the site gathered hundreds of thousands of users, making it a definite contender in the social media arena. A few weeks after launch, it was up to more than twelve million users! With such explosive growth, it is poised to become a major player very quickly.
There is even some buzz in the world of social marketing that perhaps Google+ might even eventually replace Twitter, because it is so easy to use and integrates so many features into one unique platform.
Obviously, anyone who is serious about promoting their brand should take advantage of emerging technology, and Google+ is at the forefront of new developments in social networking. This is the perfect time to join the game!
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Google Plus Local vs. Google Places
Like Google Places, Google + Local is a local business directory that allows you to profile your business and share information such as videos, photos, and hours of operation. They also allow users to leave reviews about your business.
Google automatically lists most businesses in Google + Local with very generic information – some of which is inaccurate. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to claim and verify your listing. This process will allow you to correct any inaccurate information as well as share additional information about your business. and so on
In order to claim and verify your listing, you simply fill out your profile and then submit it to Google.
They will contact you via phone or postcard with a verification PIN number to activate your listing.
You will enter this PIN into your Google Places account to complete the process.
Google Places works 24/7 for your business when it comes to connecting with local consumers.
This powerful platform gives your business “credibility” in the eyes of local consumers.
Complete Google Places / Google + Local profiles simply receive more attention than those that are not.
They are also extremely mobile friendly. Mobile users are constantly searching for products and services in their local area while on the go, allowing your business to come up right on their mobile devices.
Your customers can even reviews of your business on your Google Places / Google + Local page. Even better, you can actually respond to those reviews and build a strong relationship with your customers. This will look good to people who find your page before calling you up to do business.
Google Places / Google + Local business listings come up in search engine results when someone searches for your type of product or service online. In fact, Google Places usually gets more attention than organic listings when it comes to local products and services. Usually, the top 3 results gets the most attention so you should strive to rank your website as high as you can.
If all this sounds good but you don’t have the time, or worried about what to do – we can help you!I need help with my Google + Local now!