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Google Needs our Help!

Updated on September 10, 2011

Google won’t admit it but it could definitely use our help. No your not going to be paid by Google or even acknowledged by them, but they have a serious problem with their Google Places search. On the front end of a Google places search it looks fine. But if you do a search for a particular service, what you may get is a list of some legit business and then some that are not legit that aren’t even in the particular location that you are searching. They are phone banks located somewhere in the world. What has happened is these lead generation companies have tricked Google and dominate the page rankings.

This is where you as either the business owner or the Social Media Consultant comes in. You as the business owner need verify your listing and update it regularly. This will help keep your ranking at the highest level. Or if you are or want to be a Social Media consultant you can assist local businesses in verifying and maintaining their places on Google places.

Not only is this happening on Google, but it is also happening on Yelp, Yahoo, Bing and the other major search sites. Even though they will not admit it or ask for your help.

A recent article that I had written on “Small Businesses leave their mark on the Internet” is how to begin with the idea of starting your own marketing business. Small local businesses in your area do not have the time to setup and maintain their online presence.

Business Owners

If you have the time that you can dedicate to ensuring your online presence is at its fullest potential, that is great! But if you don’t it is strongly recommended that you outsource it to someone that does it for a living. Most times you won’t have to find someone, they will find you. They may contact you either by a phone call, in person or send you a postcard offering their services. Most of them are home based businesses that their primary business is to take care of their customers. They are the ones that will setup your listings, and maintain them and keep you updated on your stats.

Social Media Consultants

If you are reading this and you are or want to be a Social Media Consultant you need to be aware of what is happening so that you can help take back the local searches. If all of us that are Social Media Consultants band together we can put the Lead Generation companies out of business. Here is an article that will give additional proof about what is happening behind the scenes. Read More..

**Note the author of this article has no affiliation with Google.


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