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Google Maps is a great way to find local businesses and get driving directions to where you want to go. Google Maps is also a great way for your company to get new local business since millions of people search Google Maps every day! If you have a business that caters to local customers in your city, a free listing on Google Maps makes it easy for them to find you.

Whether you’re a large company or a small “Mom and Pop Shop” start thinking locally because that’s where your customers are. If you’re not promoting your business on Google Maps (and Yahoo! Local), now is the time.

Google Maps will help you get high search engine visibility for competitive (and potentially lucrative) local city oriented keyword phrases like “Plumber Fort Myers“, “Kitchen Remodeling Naples“, or “Air Condition Company Cape Coral.”

When potential customers search Google Maps for local information, they’ll find your business: your address, hours of operation, contact information, even photos of your storefront and videos of your products or services. Google Maps will even give them a detailed map of your location and easy to follow directions to your office or storefront. They can also view satellite images with or without map data of your location and a “Street View” showing photos of your street and building. It’s free, easy to set up and you don’t even need a website to be listed. Google Maps is truly an amazing Internet tool.

Google Maps Provides High Visibility in the Search Results

Google Maps results usually show up just below the Google AdWords Pay Per Click Ads and above the organic search results in this order…

How to Get Listed in Google Maps?

Adding your listing to Google Maps is very easy. Just follow these step by step instructions and your listing can be online within 48 hours.

Step 1: Log in
To create your Google Maps listing follow these easy directions:

It’s that easy!… do it now before your competitor does.

Here are some great tips you can be doing right now! to generate more traffic to your company and web -site.

Be sure and subscribe to my blog, you won’t want to miss the follow up blog post when I show you how to get your listing to the top of Google Maps

4 Responses

  1. Roof Cleaning Louiusville KY Says:

    I was showing up on google maps in the 2nd spot until I payed google to promote my website for 25 bucks and now its gone. How do I fix that?

    Posted on August 10th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

  2. DSI Canada Says:

    We are a new business in Canada and we’ve never thought of using Google Maps. I guess it just makes sense since people are searching for businesses.

    Posted on September 2nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

  3. John Morgan Says:

    @Roof Cleaning What exactly did you pay promotion for through Google was it their Pay Per Click (AdWords) or something else?

    Overall you may end up having to resubmit your web site to Google Maps. You can do this through Google Places.

    If you need help click on my name and contact me through my web site. I’ll answer your questions in regards to this free of cost (if you haven’t already gotten it figured out, as I know it’s been awhile) since you’re a reader of Jason’s Blog. 🙂

    Posted on October 6th, 2010 at 3:41 am

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