Get Listed on the Map


Maps Marketing FirmAre you a local business owner?

Are you listed “on the beloved” Google map?

Are you a service area business? (The rules are different if you are–see # 6 below).

Not on the map? Drop everything you’re doing and do this now!

1. Take 10 pictures of you, your office (outside and inside), your staff, and maybe your clients/customers.

2. Name your pictures by your keyword/cateogory and add your City and State. For example, if you’re a dentist then before uploading to your Google+ Business page rename the picture to dentist-city-state. Don’t name all 10 pictures the same. Mix it up between your products/services, your business name, and your actual name. Yes you want folks to find you (the owner) right?

3. Create 5 videos about you and your business. These can be testimonials or FAQ videos. Load them to YouTube so you can use those links in your Google + Business page

4. Make sure your website uses the exact NAP (Name, Address, Phone #) as you use when you’re posting your business on the local directories.

5. Don’t add a City or State to your business name (believe me–your listing may not get approved–even if it does–it won’t last).

6. If you are a service area business (you go to clients) like Home Repair, Appliance Repair, Carpet Cleaner, etc. –hide your physical address on your profile. Then list your areas served. Note: google+ business page management is not available for service area businesses yet.

OK, that’s just a start.

More to come in later posts.

Holly Powell Reputation Marketing Architect

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+Holly Powell Holly Powell, Local Search Marketing Consultant has been in the local search marketing industry since the early 2000's, helping local small businesses "Get More Customers" by increasing your brand awareness through the power of social media.

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