Why Your Company Should be on Google Places for Business

September 30, 2013    Reading Time: 1 Minute

When a new business owner asks us about steps they should take online, our first recommendation is listing their business with Google Places for Business.

Along with a website, a Google Places listing provides great visibility within local and regular search results (not to mention it’s free).

For instance, if you search “Graticle Design” on Google, the majority of real estate on the page will be dedicated to our Google Place listing. You’ll notice our logo, a map of our location, contact information, and even our hours of operation.

Graticle Design on Google Search Results

This is the next best thing to having a website.

Here are a few of the abilities and benefits that come with a Google Place account:

+ Adding a description of your business
+ Adding photos of your business, products, or services
+ Allowing customers to easily get directions to your business
+ Listing your contact information and hours of operation
+ Ability for customers to review your business
+ Statistics on how many people have viewed your Google Place listing

If you’d like us to setup your Google Places account give us a call at (360) 450-3711. Otherwise, you can get started here: www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter

Last updated on August 31, 2016. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc. You can follow him at Google+

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