Google Places – Local Marketing
At Covenant Web Hosting we specialise in Google Places listings for small to medium sized local businesses looking to increase their local market exposure.
So What Is Google Places?.
Basically Google Places is a service provided by Google which allows businesses to list details about themselves which in effect will help users with information that is contained on your Google Places page. This information can range from photos, reviews, videos and also descriptions which are designed to assist people who search for your service, giving them the ability to make a more informed choice about where to go or what to do. Without even knowing it, if you have searched for something then chances are you have already used Google Places. Depending on your search, eg if you are looking for restaurants. which gives you the following results.
Now all those little lettered red tags you can see are restaurants that have listed a Google Places listing And just like everything else there is an order as to how and why those restaurants are listed in that particular order. That is where Covenant Web Hosting comes in.
Google Places Listings Need To Be Search Engine Optimised.
Just like with websites, in order for you to gain one of those first seven listings within Google Places for your targeted business keywords then your Google Places page will have to be completed 100% accurately and search engine optimised depending upon your business niche. Click on the link for a brief explanation about search engine optimisation.
Why Is A Google Places Listing A Must For Your Business?.
Well firstly, the internet is a massive market and it is only getting bigger. Especially with the rapid growth of the iphone and smart phones, more and more people are using the internet to find their local businesses.
- As a matter of fact 82% of people go online to find the business they are looking for.
- Of that, 94% of them are using Google to search for a local business.
- 12 times more people use Google rather than the Yellow Pages.
- 18 times more people are using Google rather than their local newspapers.
- Unlimited leads – no need for costly pay per click advertising.
- Your business becomes “mobile ready” with your Google Places listing
Not only do you need to be seen on page one of Google Places for your business, but also on Yahoo and Bing. This service is fully included with True Local Marketing. True Local Marketing use proven techniques to submit and regularly update your geographical and business information on Google, Yahoo and Bing. We also submit to other directory sites as part of our service to you.
Click on the link to view our Google Places listing packages and get in touch with us about getting your business listed on Google Places.