Showing posts with label Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Place. Show all posts

Friday, July 28, 2017

Claim Your Google Place Page To Help Ranking

Claim Your Google Place Page To Help Ranking
There has been a lot of buzz about Facebook beating Google on daily searches, and by now I hope you have had the chance to create your Facebook business page and are working on adding more fans each day.

There is another place that you need to "claim" and that is you Google Places Page. Google is still a big player as we all know and plays a important role in your business. If you are a local or a brick and mortar business, I recommend that you go grab your free business page today.

Here is some great information from Google about the places page.

A Google Place Page is a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. By every place, we really mean *every* place there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, neighborhoods, landmarks and cities all over the world.

You can get to a Place Page by clicking on "more info" in search results, or by clicking "more info" in the mini-bubble. Now, instead of just getting a slightly bigger bubble, you'll get an entire page of rich details, like photos, videos, a Street View preview, nearby transit, reviews and related websites.

Google and Local Businesses, by the numbers:

More than 4 million business listings on Google claimed by business owners (using the LocalBusinessCenter, now Google Places)
Nearly 2 million listings have been claimed in the United States
20% of searches on Google are related to location
There are 50 million Place Pages
These cover all types of places, ranging from businesses like tailors, restaurants, and optometrists to locations like dog parks, transit stations, and baseball fields.
Place Pages are viewed millions of times each day
We have mailed out Favorite Places window decals to around 200,000 businesses around the United States
And here are the benefits of having a Google Places page:

Reach millions of Google users, quickly and for free, with Google Places:

More people search for businesses online than anywhere else, so it's important to make sure your business listing can be easily found on Google.com and Google Maps. With Google Places, creating a great listing takes just a few minutes and doesnt cost a thing.

Edit your listing and speak for yourself

Your business probably already shows up on Google, but you should still verify your listing and make sure its details are accurate and thorough. Your improvements will start appearing as soon as you verify them through Google Places.

Practical and easy to manage

Your Google listing is an easy way to maintain an online presence even if you dont have a website. You can visit Google Places anytime to edit your information or see how many people have seen and clicked on your listing.

Premium options, all for free

Make your listing really shine with photos and videos; custom categories like your service area, brands you sell and how to find parking; and coupons to encourage customers to make a first-time or repeat purchase.

Signing up for Google Places is really simple

If you own a business, you probably know the basics. You can add extras like photos and descriptions if you have them handy, or come back to add them later.

At the end of the sign-up, Google will ask you to verify your submission by phone or postcard. They do this to make sure that only the right people are able to change any public data about your business.


Janet Majoulet-Foust is CEO of Two Sisters Marketing, Inc. dba Younique Brand Design and The Social Media Queen, companies that creates authentic websites, brands and social media marketing that attract your ideal clients. Janet is a contributing author of the book Success Rituals 2.0: Winning Habits of High-Achieving Women. You can learn more about Janet and her products and services at http://thesocialmediaqueen.com and http://youniquebranddesign.com

The Best Place to Put Keywords in Your Blog Post Titles

The Best Place to Put Keywords in Your Blog Post Titles

For search engine optimization (SEO) purposes, it is always a good idea to put your keywords into your blog post titles or the titles to any article that you write and post on your website. People find your blog posts in the search engines by looking for keywords and search engines base where the posts show up in the results based on many different factors, but keywords being one of those factors.


But where is the best place to put keywords in your blog post titles? Of course there are only a few places to put them; at the beginning, in the middle or at the end. There are only 3 choices, but the best place may not be the most obvious place.


The best place is actually the beginning (otherwise known as the left hand side) and there are a few different reasons for this:


People read from left to right. When a person sees the title for your blog post, they often decide if they are going to read it or not based on the first few words of the title. If you have a long title for a post and you stick the keywords at the end, you may lose some readers.
Search engines typically value the text that the crawlers "see" first. Due to this, there is going to be more weight placed on the words that are found first over the words in the title that are found in the middle or last.
A lot of people are using mobile devices these days and if your website is not set for mobile users, then long titles may get cut off and people may not scroll over on their screens to see the rest of it. Putting the keywords in the left hand side of the title will up the chances that they will be seen on mobile and smaller browsers.

A lot of people know that they should be using keywords in article and blog post titles. Sometimes the positioning of those words are not really thought about.


 



I have been working in Internet marketing, search engine optimization and freelance writing for nearly 4 years after leaving a position with a financial institution. I love the freedom it gives me and I get to do something new every day!




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