Is your business showing up in Google maps?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Search Engine Marketing Strategist

Is your business listed in Google maps yet? When people search Google for local phrases related to your business in your area, are they finding your website at the top of the search results?

If the answer is NO, then it should be obvious to you that there is something that you need to do to help get your name out there in as many places online as possible. Your competition is doing it...and you can too! With a little time, and minimal effort, you too can increase your company's exposure online and help capture more relevant leads, customers or clients through your website.

It is no mystery that Google holds the individual page titles of your website in high regard. Title tag text is one of the top indicators used by Google, Yahoo! and other search engines to determine the subject matter of a page. Therefore if you want to target one specific geographic area for your business listings, you want to be sure your home page title also includes words relating to your targeted city or area.

Combined with well-written content containing the same phrases along with your physical address and other local geographic terms, these will work together to give you a significant advantage for those local phrases in the search results.

Be sure to also register your business with Google Local Business Center, and take advantage of that opportunity to add your address, phone numbers, business hours, office photo, current specials, and more. You can even add coupons for your current specials for better tracking of your revenue sources.

If you follow these suggestions, in only a matter of minutes you will be creating an entire new line of traffic to bring visitors to your website and traffic through your doors. Don't let your competition beat you to the punch.

Comments (2)

Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Thanks for the good reminder.  This has paid off for us many times!

Mary

Apr 06, 2009 02:07 AM
Steve Chaisson
Keller Williams - Nashville, TN

Good stuff - I bookmarked it.  I'd rather be surfing.

Apr 06, 2009 02:20 AM

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