Localized enterprises who desire to generate more interest for their website through Internet marketing will see the advantages of Google map in getting the site noticed online.
If you have not obtained first page rankings of your site giving time to Google maps for SEO might get you the elusive placement you are looking for. If your rankings already get you into the first page then being placed in the map can enhance the profile of your business making it to look stronger for customers.
The one line listing of a business that is produced by Google maps will often come before the first page 1 and position 1 organic listing. Your business listing with Google maps can be built up by creating an account after going to “Google places” known formerly as Local Business Centre.
When you are creating your account make sure that you are completing all the sections that are required using text, which is keyword rich stating the hours the business is open, relevant images and methods of payment. A note of caution to avoid descriptions, which sounds spammy. In order to optimize you listing potential it is imperative that all five categories are accurately filled in. Your success will largely depend on the accuracy with which your categories are completed. The suggested categories can assist you in doing this but feel free to come up with one of your own if you feel that description is more appropriate. It is worth re emphasizing that you need to have your profile fully completed. Make certain that the business name, and details such as the address and contact details of the website and listing are the same.
In case your business functions off different locations Google does not allow multiple listings to accommodate it. All the locations that your business serves must be included into the selection, which describes the areas being served. Google map can then optimize the area your business is connected to. For this maximization to work properly keep the area entries realistic and do not abuse the options it offers.
Adding as many of the available images and video media options can also enhance your place page. Load the excitement by giving periodic coupons or by adding specials on a weekly basis. Google works better when more information is made available.
One of the many ways you can improve the positioning of your Google map is to get satisfied customers to give feedback and reviews. Using your review section profitably can lift your profile with Google maps. Another way is to list your business in as many local town directories as possible, which enhances your location profile, and strengthens the listing. Any directory, which allows you to identify your location using a Google map, is a great way to get your Google map promoted.