Google My Business

 Google My Business 

Google Places and Maps is a fantastic technology that Google has spent huge development dollars bringing to market in the last few years. This allows Google to capture information about each business in any niche or vertical at the street level and gives Google’s huge user base access to local business information as they research for places to eat or services to use like plumbers, hvac specialists, electricians, landscapers, roofers and really any type of local business that currently operates in small towns to major US cities.

The main market exposure from this technology is illustrated in the image below:

Local Listings - Google Maps and Places

You have the customer reviews that are being generated daily about your business, the geographic range of your services, a nice street view of your business location and a free Google Places Page that gets generated when we set you up. This free Google page can be used in a variety of ways and we’ll work with you overtime to leverage this important information about your business.

It’s critical that your business “owns” its own respective Google Places/Maps listing so that the process of working you into a prominent placement can begin. This is where we come into the picture. If you currently do not have a Google Places/Maps listing .. we’ll get this setup for you. If you do have a Google Places/Maps listing…we’ll take a look at this and make sure it is set up properly so you can gain maximum exposure through this new and vital channel Google has developed.

mobile local searchWith Mobile Technology (smart phones like iPhone and Android) becoming the go to device for researching local businesses your business will fall behind the curve if you’re not listed properly and then have someone dedicated to work the process monthly for you that can add new features as they roll out and also work the reviews process and make sure this is current and bring you the best results…

google maps listingsThe image to the right illustrates how we work to get your local business set up and ranking for your target search phrases (we focus on 5 per each of our packages) This example illustrates how businesses in the New York market that specialize in hardware products are displayed once they are set up properly for Google Places / Maps.

Google, of course, generates tracking data overtime based on the activity that occurs as your listing is being clicked on and explored by potential clients or customers.

google places analytics

Starter Package:

Our packages start at $399 setup/$199 monthly maintenance for the basic setup and verification process.
The monthly maintenance allows our experts to track, adjust and add any new widgets or tactics that Google is constantly rolling out to improve the effectiveness of their services.

Advanced Package:

We then dig deeper past the basic setup/verification and do actual work on your website(s) to make sure that the proper “local indicators” are coded properly into your HTML. This way the search bots can easily spot this important data and validate against information entered into the Google database.

$750 setup (which includes your website work/adjustments)
5 targeted keywords

$299 per month to manage and adjust the process
The monthly maintenance allows our experts to track, adjust and add any new widgets or tactics that Google is constantly rolling out to improve the effectiveness of their services.

Please get in touch so one of our Google Places expert can get you set up per Google’s exact protocols and for the long haul in your local market!

 

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