I think by now, most of us know we should be on Google places or google local...which I think has now been folded into google plus. Here is a link to our
There are certainly things here I'm trying to optimize (including linking to my correct website), but that's a story for another post. If you haven't done one for your business, do that today. I'm guessing that by following my link, you can do that and create your own.
I think we also know, having reviews on here can help you. We currently have 6 reviews (we used to have more, but as google shifted their algorhythm some got kicked out). Oh well. Having reviews in here is important as customers see this as an objective 3rd party place and this will often come up when people google some of our key words (and yes, I have had several people find us this way and tell us about the reviews they read...a few even quoted them and printed them out before I arrived).
I beileve that when you have more reviews, it can help improve your rankings and sometimes (when you have 5 or more), you can get 5 stars underneath the listing when people are searching - all of these are good reasons to get reviews.
My new "a ha" today is that I just noticed, they have a share button at the bottom of each review. I just had a customer leave us a review a week ago. I just shared it on google plus. took 2 seconds. I realized right after this that not only did that give me some good content for Google Plus, but it also created a backlink back to my google business page, and that's probably a good thing. I'm going to try to share one of these a week for the next few weeks. Seems easy to do. Hoping it will boost us in the rankings, but even if it doesn't, it still gets our great reviews out there and can build our credibility.
Oh, and I can use your help here...these pages now have a plus button (upper right), so if you have a G+ acct and can give my page a Plus, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.