Google Maps and Local Business Listing

Google Places (also called "Google Maps") is a great way to find local businesses and get driving directions to where you want to go. Google Maps is also a great way for your company to get new local business since millions of people search Google Maps every day! If you have a business that caters to local customers in your city, a free listing on Google Maps makes it easy for them to find you.

Whether you're a large company or a small start thinking locally because that’s where your customers are. If you're not promoting your business on Google Maps (and Yahoo! Local), now is the time. Google Maps will help you get high search engine visibility for competitive (and potentially lucrative) local city oriented keyword phrases like "San Francisco attorney", "pizza New York", or "Philadelphia cosmetic dentist."

When potential customers search Google for local information, they'll find your business: your address, hours of operation, contact information, even photos of your storefront and videos of your products or services. Google Maps will even give them a detailed map of your location and easy to follow directions to your office or storefront. They can also view satellite images with or without map data of your location and a "Street View" showing photos of your street and building. It's free, easy to set up and you don't even need a website to be listed. Google Maps is truly an amazing Internet tool.