The importance of optimizing your Google Maps business listing.
If you are a business owner and you want to improve your search results within Google’s search, then your Google Maps business listing is the single most important profile that you need to complete with Google.
Your Google Maps business listing, directly influences how Google sees your business and how it relays that information to the general public. It is important that ALL of the information be complete and relevant, and each step to completing this profile is a step towards better search results.
These steps include not only completing basic information such as hours and web address, but also include whether or not the business has more information to offer such as a relationship with Google Maps and YouTube. If a business has a relationship with these two Google products, then the information is displayed not only in their respective search engines, but then is additionally displayed in the Google search results.
Today nearly 85% of all searching is done from mobile devices. Google has found that when a person is searching for a local business they use Google Maps more than any other search tool. When a user searches on Google Maps for a local vendor the search takes into account their current location, and delivers results pulled from your Google Maps business listing.
You can also Tweet your Google virtual tour, post it on Facebook, and view it on any computer, smartphone or tablet, so it will always be bringing you new business.
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By Christopher Hooper- DigitalBusiness360.com
Your not the only one confused. Google has quickly been making changes to keep up with the advent of social media and changes in search trends. It is Google’s job to display clear and relevant information. Many of these new products that Google has launched are geared towards these changes in search behaviors. Keeping up with these changes is time consuming and can be difficult even for the experts.
Originally Google started Google Places in 2004. It was a way for Google to index local businesses in an organized fashion. Often information was pulled from the yellow pages and business owners were expected to “Claim” their Place page, and then complete and correct the information. The Places for business program quickly became a huge success as the business network grew rapidly.
Then, in May of 2011, Google Launched Google+ in response to Facebook. It has been a bumpy road for Google+ as it tried to catch up to the Facebook phenom, but Google came out swinging. They combined the success of the “Places for Business” with the power of Google+ and created the Google Maps business listing that we have today. It is extremely important for a serious business owner to complete this profile in its entirety.
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- A shared Google Photos folder where images are shared with you for download and use in your own marketing
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