IX Brand Search Engine Optimization Services defines SEO as putting your business at the top of search results, in a position to win new customers. It’s more than just optimizing your website because some online business listings will almost always outperform your website. Using Google as an example, Google provides Places listings for local businesses with the ability to display a description of your business, pictures, videos, links back to your website and a mapping function to provide directions to your location. This is all free! Yet most businesses don’t take advantage of it. Here’s an example of a business that is using its Google business listing. If I search for a realtor in Pearland, TX, I see the following.
|Google search for “realtor Pearland TX”|
Notice the “A” next to a phone number and the five-star reviews in color on the right side of the listing. That’s a free Google Place listing for this realtor and it’s placement near the top of search results, with 12 great reviews makes this a very powerful tool for doing well in Internet search marketing. If I click the Place page link, I see this.
|Google Place Page for Pearland Realtor Maggie McFarland|
We see a picture of the realtor, Maggie McFarland, and great information about her business, including several videos. We haven’t even visited her website yet, but for many people this information alone, with 12 positive reviews, would provide enough motivation to give Ms. McFarland a call.
You can do the same thing for your business! If you need help developing a Google Place listing for your business that will improve your search engine visibility and rankings, give us a call.
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