Google Places for Business
The Google Places listing is a great way to position your business as a leader in one of your business niches in a specific location. Google Places is a local listing that you shouldn't miss.
Google Places for Business is a service that helps business owners share information about their stores, products and geographic locations with interested buyers when those buyers search for products or business types in different Google properties.
How to submit your website to Google Places/Listing
Step 1: Go to Google.com/local/add
You will be prompted to log in. If you have a Google Account for your business, use it, if not, create one and sign in. Once you've signed in, you'll see the following form to enter your new listing:
Step 2: Add a new listing
Start by adding your offer by filling in the information about your company. Use your physical location, not a corporate headquarters.
Step 3: Enter your description
Make sure you take the time to fill in your company description with the 200 characters provided. You should use your keywords and site-specific words such as your city and main category.
Step 4: Add categories
Categories are one of the most important things for your Google Places listings. Be sure to include your core business and keywords in the main category.
Step 5: Review your business, or continue and come back later
Google will now check to see if there are any other offers for your business. If so, you will have the choice to take advantage of the offer and make changes to the existing offer.
Step 6: Add extras to your listing (pictures, videos, reviews)
Google Places gives you the ability to add images, videos and other extras to your listings. We recommend adding as much as possible to give your listing a greater amount of information. The ratings will be calculated upwards. This means that you need customer reviews if you want your Places list to perform well, e.g. in the local Google search carousel. Google also ranks higher in the lists, which have more images and positive user ratings.
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