Tuesday, July 19, 2011
2. Manually verify your ownership of the company's Google Places page via the confirmation email.
3. Use the proper categories for your Google Places page.
4. Complete other listings online that Google will use to verify your local listing (ex: Internet yellow pages).
5. Include your address and local phone number, including area code, on your website. Be sure to render as text, not as an image. Google can't read what's inside images, only image tags.
6. Build inbound links to your Google Places listing in addition to your website. Treat your Places page as as a primary page that is deserving of inbound links.
A few things to remember:
When putting together your Google Places listing, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The first is to sure to publish information that is accurate and complete. I have seen that local businesses that take the time to fill out all of the information on the Google Places profile, even including hours of operation, tend to do better in local search results.