In spite of the slight confusion and frustration involved with getting listed on Google Places, it is of benefit to any small business. The results are often both immediate and astonishing.
Only yesterday, one of our clients exclaimed during a follow-up call that persuading her to set up her Google accounts and profiles was more than worth the 30 minutes or so it took.
This is our advice to you today:
- If you haven’t already, set up you Gmail Account and fill out your profile, remembering to add all your social media profile links, blogs and websites that you own or contribute to.
- Set up your Google+ Account. Fill in any other information for your profile, add some friends and all your clients, peers, colleagues to relevantly titled circles. You might also want to follow some relevant companies for your industry and interests.
- Go to your Google+ account and Click Pages under More on the left, pick the local business category and follow the steps, filling in as much information as possible.
Once all that is done, you can start to post your blog posts to your business page on Google+. You’ll find that the indexing of your posts, your reach and your rankings will improve. Next time, we’ll cover how to make sure that you’re getting authorship and publisher benefit for all the content that you create across the web.