What Is Google Places

Google Places is a wonderful service for business owners to market, promote, advertise their business.

It is more for the physical or retail industry rather than a pure internet play company etc.

What it does is that it allows you to create a listing, that will appear on the google maps in a search result.



Above is a screen capture of a listing.

This is a listing for a hospitality consulting business. They dont really sell anything but you can still the power of the Google Places and What is Google Places.

They rank no 1 on the search results.


What else does Google Places let you do?

For one you can list the following:

  1. Your business name
  2. What you do (products / services etc)
  3. Address
  4. Contact details
  5. Opening & Closing hours
  6. modes of payment
  7. photos of your business
  8. special offers


POWER TIP

Create OWNER VERIFIED places.

this increases the trust factor many-folds!

Google will confirm your listing with you, once you open an account and get started

How To Write A Google Places Listing

Initially I wrote this as part of this hub, but then made it a whole different hub.

See

How To Write A Google Places Listing

Power of Google Places. Over 9000 free impressions!
Power of Google Places. Over 9000 free impressions!

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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

This is a good summary of claiming your listing on Google Places.

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