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Create a Google Business Listing to Help Increase Visitors

8. May 2009 14:48

Google has a facility that allows you to add your business listing to its search results all for free!

The business listings are part of Google Maps and appear embedded in Google’s search results. I searched for Plumbers in this instance and based on my location, Google displayed plumbers in my local area.

This is an invaluable marketing tool, which you should take advantage of, as you may get many more click-throughs to your website from one of these listings than you would have done relying on your organic search ranking alone, and the best thing is its free and easy to set up.

Setting Up Your Listing

Go to Google’s Local Business Center page and click the “Add new business” button to sign-up.

You will need to fill in a form with your business’ details so that Google has enough information to create a Google Maps listing. Be sure to write a good description as a lot of people leave this blank; this is a your chance to “sell” your services and stand-out from the crowd!

Once you’ve entered all your details you’ll have to verify your listing before it goes live, this can be done by telephone, text message or post. On receiving the verification code, you’ll need to enter it into the Google Business Center control panel. Once this has been verified your business listing will go live within a day or so and you should hopefully start to get more click-throughs and more sales as a result!


Category: Search Engine Marketing

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