Google your business

Real Estate Agent with John L. Scott, Bend

Are you on Google maps?I was shocked to find our company was not listed in the directory of Mapquest (not the same as googlemaps) and proceeded on a journey of discovery.

By signing up for a Google account(or signing in to an existing account) a business owner can add Business information and even place ads on Google.

After signing in the user goes to Google business or local business center and begins by entering the business name and all pertinent information.

Next click continue and enter your business categories, you may enter several that apply and once completed Google will ask for verification by either phone call or postcard to your address.

After your business is entered you can place ads in Google base or develop ads using Adwords. As well as access google analytics and many other free features.

Yahoo has a similar setup for businesses which includes a free website. I can post the instructions for Yahoo another time.

Steven Teoh
West Shores Realty - Torrance, CA
Los Angeles South Bay, Palos Verdes

Thank for the Post I had also did it in Yahoo and also. They also have the similar feature. The more explore the better.

Best Regards,

Steven Teoh, Realtor

RE/MAX Professional Group

Showing homes 24 hours a day at:

Feb 25, 2007 05:33 AM
Christopher & Bernadette Hurley
Go Hurley Group - Sugar Land, TX

Great Post....I was lucky to find this from another post who recomended you. 



EVERYONE:::::::Please link back to good posts if you think it will be of assistance to others.



Feb 25, 2007 05:41 AM
Glenda Crowell
John L. Scott, Bend - Bend, OR

Darryl and Jim ~ Take your advertisement to your principal broker for approval. This is the best way ~ Your ad should specifically indicate the company you are affiliated with as required by the powers that be.


Feb 25, 2007 03:17 PM
Ann deVane
john greene, Realtor - Naperville, IL
Naperville Real Estate, GRI, CNC, CSC, ePRO

Very helpful post Glenda, you can thank for referring me to it.

Feb 28, 2007 03:49 PM
Kelli Fronabarger
Bend River Realty Inc. - Bend, OR
Realtor - Bend Oregon
Good Job and Congrats on the feature: )
Mar 01, 2007 01:55 PM
Glenda Crowell
John L. Scott, Bend - Bend, OR

Darryl ... Ask your Principal Broker. I am assuming you advertise and currently do so successfully without portraying your status incorrectly. Your advertisement should always clearly state the company and or principal you are working for and in all cases state and local laws are important. In our office advertising is reviewed and approved and if questionable tips for revision are made.

 NOTE ~ Google, Yahoo and AOL are all valuable tools and if YOUR company is not listed you should talk with your broker or marketing team.

Thank you all for the kind comments  =)



Mar 09, 2007 04:45 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate


  Great post Glenda,

If the stats that about 80% of people look on line before they even contact an agent are correct, then we have to market on as many search engines as possible. I was just on Google yesterday checking this out, but didn't know that it took that long to get on. Just another situation where being an AR member got me the info that I was lacking. Thanks again 

Mar 11, 2007 01:44 PM
Mark H. Roe
BeSure Home Inspection Service - Lancaster, OH
BeSure Home Inspection Service
Thanks for the very informative tip
Mar 11, 2007 02:35 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Good post. A few months ago I started using Google Earth and Adwords. I am surprised that not hardly anyone in our area has tapped into that market.
Mar 15, 2007 02:16 AM
Alamo City Homes Magazine
Alamo City Homes Magazine - San Antonio, TX

on this list of "stuff to do!!"


Mar 15, 2007 06:02 AM
Glenda Crowell
John L. Scott, Bend - Bend, OR
Thank you for all the kudos.
Jun 13, 2007 04:34 PM
Aubrey Morey
Gainesville Apartments by Trimark Properties - Gainesville, FL
Another good idea is to sign up for Google Alerts for your business name and top keywords-- particularly within blogs.  Think about it: these sites are indexed by Google, and google is sending you an email telling you what the page is about (ie: your keyword).  If you can add a comment that adds value (with a link) you've just generated some a good link (on a page that google sees as being written about your keyword or business).-
Jun 14, 2007 01:19 AM
Doug Beaver
Century 21 Olde Tyme - Corona, CA
Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
Glenda, I just saw another post here about everything Google. If it is OK I would like to invite everyone to join my group  Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day where we can keep this discussion alive and expand it. If it is OK of course to post this here otherwise I will delete it.
Jun 14, 2007 05:42 AM
Glenda Crowell
John L. Scott, Bend - Bend, OR

Sounds good to me ~ thank you Doug and I will check out your group ASAP.



Jun 14, 2007 06:53 AM
Andy Mooers
Were you the good one in the Wizard of Oz...the one that rode in a bubble and was first on the scene when a house fell on a witch?  Good tip...thanks for the helpful post!
Jul 17, 2007 02:44 PM
Glenda Crowell
John L. Scott, Bend - Bend, OR

Follow the yellow brick road......  :))

Thank you for the comment Andy and you are welcome!


Jul 17, 2007 05:20 PM
Barbara Adams
Boise, ID
An experienced agent, means a great experience!
Don't forget to check with NAR on the approved uses of the word REALTOR
Sep 02, 2007 04:55 PM
Valerie Van de Zilver
Zilver Realty Group - Irvine, CA
Thanks for the tip!  You've saved me so much time and made it easy for me to take immediate acion.  Appreciate your help.
Sep 09, 2007 03:41 PM
Mike and Dawn Lewis
The Lewis Team at Keller Williams - San Diego, CA
The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA


Great post and nice information. I will try it out today!

Mike Lewis

Sep 28, 2007 02:11 AM
Bruce Mullen
Carolina One Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Thank you Glenda.  Always good to learn something new!!
Oct 09, 2007 07:11 AM