Why your company needs Google Places

Google MapHave you ever searched Google for a company email address and find that service or company in Google Maps pin pointing where they are located?

It is a great service that Google runs and best of all there is no charge to list your company on the world wide web.

But why would you want to list your company? Especially if you do not have a website.

Google Places is a highly beneficial marketing tool for your business. It is said that one out of every five searches in Google includes the location of what the person is looking for.

Therefore, if someone searches for “Financial Broker in Parktown” and there is a financial broker listed on Google Places, the chances are very good that one of the top search results will be that very financial broker.  The result will be to the financial brokers Google Places listing that contains information such as their address, phone number and even the website address should they have one.  The chances are good that if they do have a website and they have good Search Engine Optimisation that there website will also be picked up.

The benefits of listing your company on Google Places are great.  There is no cost, you can do it yourself, and you can market your business professionally and easily.

You can also post business information, including your operating hours, additional contact details, photos, payment methods, products and services info.

Images can be uploaded to your listing that offers Internet users a look into your company. Companies can post photos of the office or workspace, products, staff or anything that the company needs to display. Showing images of your company is an effective way to open your company space to your clients and allow them to build trust in your company.

Google Places is a great way to get your company out there.

Ceri is the Sales and Marketing Director at Talooma. Over about 15 years, Ceri has developed his passion for meeting people and selling, during which time he has mastered the art of networking and consulting. Ceri has enjoyed watching the Internet industry grow over the past 10 years in South Africa and has been very fortunate to have been a part of it.
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