Google Places

Top Websites for Building Citations

Google Places Tips - Top Citation Sources As I described in my training on Your Google Business Listing, there are three major determinants to placement on the Google Map: Proper claiming and optimization of your Google Business listing. Having a consistent N.A.P. (name, address, phone number) profile across the web via citation development (getting listed [...]

7 Tips for Being Found in Local Search

There has been a huge increase in the 'hyper-local' scene for a few years now.  Ever since Google changed the way they show their local results, the local small business owner has gained a signifigant advantage over big box corporations when it comes to online reach.  The hyper-local movement, if you will, has created some [...]

Google Announces Business Photos

We've heard stories for a while now about businesses being asked by Google reps if they could come in and take pictures of the inside of some bars, salons, etc.  And now we know why. Yesterday Google announced (in limited areas) the availability of a new service called "Business Photos".  Besides the outside of your [...]