Google Places Local Marketing
- – Are you looking for more online exposure for your business?
- – Do you want more local customers?
- – Do you want to be at the top of the search engine results?
- – Do you want your business to show up on Google Maps?
If so, Absolute Placement Today has what you need to succeed – expert optimization on Google Places.
According to the experts, there are 2 million Google searches made every minute, and 20% of those searches are related to a location – like looking for a local restaurant to try, a local doctor to visit, or a local movie theater to go to. That means, in the time it’s taking you to read this paragraph, more than 400,000 location-related searches are being done!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your business at the top of those search results?
With the Google Places services from Absolute Placement Today, you can!
What is Google Places?
It is a tool created by Google that categorizes local businesses, neighborhoods, local attractions – basically anything of interest in any area. Any business with a legal, registered address can get a Google Places listing – even if you’re just an online business that doesn’t have an actual brick and mortar store. Each Google Places listing includes a map to your business, your phone number, a link to your website, photos of your business, customer reviews, your hours of operation, and even messages from you to your customers.
Plus, when you sign up for Google Places, your business is automatically loaded into Google Maps – so that searchers can see your business anytime they are looking at a map of your area.
At the top of every applicable search, a group of Google Places listings pop up – before any other search results. Depending on the search, 1, 3, or 7 Google Places listings will appear. So, if you Google “Chinese Restaurant in Dallas”, the top results will be Google Places listings for various Chinese restaurants around Dallas. With the right optimization, your Google Places listing can wind up on the first page of the search results – even if your actual website isn’t there yet!
Getting a Google Places listing is free, but getting it listed on the first page of the search results is not that simple. You cannot just set up a Google Places listing and forget about it. To separate yourself from the competition, you need search engine optimization experts who know what it takes to succeed with Google Places. Otherwise, your listing will simply get lost in the shuffle.
At Absolute Placement Today, we know how to get listings to the top of Google Places. Our SEO experts specialize in all industries and all regions. The tools and techniques that we use can work for virtually any client, in any industry, in any area. Whether you own a mom-and-pop shop in Los Angeles, or run a dog grooming business in Albany, we can make your Google Places listing soar!
A successful Google Places listing can help you make and save money
By getting you to the top of the search engine results, Google Places can make your business a ton of money. And, it can also save you a ton of money.
Many businesses that are not at the top of the organic search results spend money on Pay Per Click ads, so that they at least have some presence on the first page. However, Pay Per Click advertising is expensive. In fact, running a Pay Per Click campaign may actually be beyond the scope of your budget. And, studies show that the vast majority of people ignore Pay Per Click ads altogether. It’s estimated that only a mere 16% of searchers actually click on them.
But, with a successful Google Places listing, you can stop paying those high Pay Per Click bills – and stop getting ignored by most searchers. If your business is listed at the top of Google Places, you don’t need ads anymore; your listing will be the first thing searchers see.
Even if you don’t spend a chunk of your budget on advertising, you can still save money with Google Places. Since the listings are so detailed, you don’t actually need to run and maintain your own website, if you don’t want to.
Let’s say you’re a dentist in Chicago who wants to get more business, but doesn’t really have the time to maintain a website – or the money to pay someone to do it. By getting a Google Places listing, you get the best of both worlds – online presence, without the stress of creating and maintaining your own website. But, with the right optimization, every time someone searches for “Dentist in Chicago”, your name and address will pop up before all of the people with fancy, expensive websites!
What can Google Places do for you? Find out by talking to the experts at Absolute Placement Today. See how our 50 years of combined experience can bring you more success than you ever thought possible!