Monday, February 9, 2009

How Can I Get Listed on Google Maps?

Good Question - Easy Answer!

You should take advantage of any free marketing tool for your business. Google Maps is one of those outlets that are available to you at no charge.

You'll increase your business visibility and provide your customers with a snapshot of your business in an easy-to-use application.

Simply go to:

Google Local Business Center

Add your business listing and fill out the online form:

1. Required Information
2. Category
3. Hours and Payment
4. Photos and Video
5. Custom

You can also create a coupon with your listing that can draw more customers to your business.

Encourage your current customers who are happy with your services to rate and write a review of your business.

You’ll need to verify that you are the owner of your business by phone verification or having a postcard mailed to you.

In addition you can also list your business on Yahoo! by going to Yahoo! Local Listings and creating an account with them.

I encourage you to add your business listing today and start getting the word out - it's easy and it's free!

Joanne

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following your tip I checked the companies profile on the google map and found three of them (two of them with an old address, quite confusing for someone who wants to find us) any tip how to get rid of them? thanks

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Jennifer Rai said...

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Jennifer Rai said...

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Grace said...

I've tried to do local optimization for the business supply company I work for. I've had some success but something I need to try again is activating the coupon section in the account. That's another great way to attract visitors!

mutuelle said...

Thank you for the tips. I myself started a small business and these tips will definitely help me.

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Hi

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Sonya from TMGconnect said...

Great advice. This is one of those little things that can make a big difference, especially as people increasingly access Google Maps from their mobile phones. This means people won't be searching the web for you/your category, they'll just be searching the maps directory. Listen to Joanne: don't miss out, sign up!

David Miller said...

I have seen a lot of people who register for Google Local but do not provide the relevant information to have their maps listed, getting your map out can provide potential customers a clear route to reach you and give you an edge over your competitors

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Thanks for the post...

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Getting into the Google Maps list is so easy, all you have to do is to register your business and they will call you immediately for further instructions. Good luck!

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