Google Places


A quiet change happened a little while ago that can have a big effect on your ability to be found by your customers: Google Maps became Google Places. While this may be a good change for businesses in the long run (new features allow you to communicate with those searching for your business in a more graphic and current way), a little work up front is necessary to take advantage.

There are quite a few videos out there on YouTube to help you set up your Google Places page, but here’s the gist of it:

• You’ll need to create a personal Google + account, then create a Google Page for your business from there

• You’ll need access to your original Google Maps account, which means you’ll need the Gmail login information you used when you set it up

• You’ll have to verify your listing, which can take several weeks

Here’s a little video to introduce you to the world of Google Places. Good luck!

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