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10 Things You Should Know About Google Local Listing

Written by Bhanusmita Banik

Google Local Listing

  1. Its FREE: A free service by Google wherein you can enlist your business or your mailing address so as to rank higher in the local search and get the maximum leads for your business.
  2. Register: Goto http://www.Google.com/Places, create an account, using your business name and start following the instructions.
  3. Ensure its Not a Repetition: Enter your business’s main phone number to see if Google Maps already has some information about your business. You’ll then be able to edit any existing information and add new details, including photos and videos.
  4. Bulk Upload: Have more than 10 business listings? Add them quickly by using bulk upload.
  5. Adding Basic Info: Add the accurate information about your company with website, description and category.
  6. Extra Information: Add more information such as : Does your business provide services, such as delivery or home repair, to locations in a certain area? Working Hours , payment options etc
  7. Upload Photo: A very good technique to stand out in the crowd. You can upload your logo, staff’s photo, office area etc.
  8. PIN Verification (Phone): You will have to apply for PIN Verification, i.e either you will receive a call or SMS from Google specifying a few digits which you need to confirm in this account. This is an instant process.
  9. PIN Verification (Mail) : You can also add your mailing address and wait for mail (This option takes 1-3 weeks to receive the PIN via postcard.).
  10. Update your Listing: Keep updating your listing after every few months to ensure that you’re listing is upto date.

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Bhanusmita Banik

Bhanusmita is a Human Resource Professional and an eternal optimist who consciously chooses to always look at the bright side of life. She is utterly passionate about reading and loves to cheer her heart out for the Indian cricket team.

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