As a local business you have the opportunity to be in the Top 10 Search results for Google.
If you are a local business you can Take a Shortcut to the Front of the Line by optimizing your Google Maps listing so that your business appears in the top 7 search results. These local map listings are at the top of the page above the regular web listings.
All local Internet Business Search is what search engines like Google and Yahoo have created to highlight local business can cost your business nothing and provide broad information about a business. These days when a customer is looking for a local business, the first thing they do is reach for their computers or cell phones. In early 2008 Google made a major change to search results to embrace local business by considering all searches as locally oriented. Google and Yahoo give the customer a list of local businesses that fit the search. By appearing high on this list you are getting free advertising.
Ask yourself this question -Is there value in being in Google Map’s top ten search results?
For many small businesses the answer is a Big Yes.
- Google is the yellow pages when searching for local businesses.
- Millions of people conduct Google Maps searches everyday and they are looking for businesses just like yours!
- Business listings in the top seven search results get most of the business!
- Enables a business to promote their business with photos and video, and so far it is still free! It’s like getting a full page ad in a phone book and/or a free TV commercial.
Many websites spend hundreds of dollars to optimize their websites to get better search results placement. But if you’re a local business you can Take a Shortcut to the Front of the Line by optimizing your Google Map listing. In a Google Web search for a local business, the local map results are displayed first and the web listings follow.
It is cheaper to invest in than the Yellow Pages and provides more information, which translates to a greater probability for a potential customer to contact a business. For a $295 onetime cost, I will position a business on the top of the first page of the most powerful advertising tool – Google.