Here’s a fact worth considering: 73 percent of consumers search for local businesses on line, according to data released by Google. This has huge implications for small businesses, which often depend on Google–in terms of organic and paid search–to generate phone calls, foot traffic, and overall brand visibility. But while most businesses spend time and marketing dollars perfecting their paid search campaigns and Internet Marketing strategies, plenty overlook one of the most valuable (and free) resources that Google has ever offered: Google Places.
Google Places was launched in September 2009, and ostensibly replaced the Google Local Business Center. On Google’s official blog, the service was introduced as ” a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it.”Two years after its launch, many companies are still struggling to get it right. “It’s a very tricky and sensitive ecosystem,” says Todd Williams, Owner of A to Z Biz Development, a full service SEO agency based in the Chicago suburb of Frankfort, IL.
The good news is that Google Places is free and fairly painless to set up. The bad news is that it takes more than just a couple of clicks to start generating paying customers.Williams explains that maintaining your Google Places account is just like any other aspect of your Internet Marketing strategy and should not be left to an inexperienced office manager to set up.
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