How To Optimize Google Places

It’s very important to be listed and rank well in Google Local Business because Google Local Business listings (Google Maps) is the first thing that shows up in Google’s search results right below Google’s Adwords ads.

So how do you rank on top of  Google’s Local Business listings?

You need keywords, images, citations, back links, reviews and videos.

  • On-page optimization (include your keywords in your description).
  • Images and videos: Have at least 5 pictures and 1 video. See my video creation and promotion services.
  • Get citations. A citation is a mention of your business name, address and phone number. The citation can be in directories, reviews sites, social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter),  business associations and more.
  • Get listed in specialty review sites, for example: Rate MDs for medical services.
  • Reviews: Get as many reviews in as many review sites as you can get, including Google Places, Kudzu,  JudyBookCitysearchYellowpagesYellowbotCityvoter and more.
  • Fill out your Google maps.

How I can help you improve your ranking in Google Places

Get Videos – See my video creation and promotion services.

Facebook and Twitter. Being active on Facebook is one of the best ways to get high ranking on Google. It will help you get citations and improve your Google Plus Local Business Page (Google Maps) ranking as well. See my Facebook and Twitter services.

Questions? Contact me at 760-722-0290. Or email me at

Below is a great video on how to optimize Google Places with Google Maps.

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