GOOGLE PLACES SEO
To register your business as be listed in Google Places is one thing, but to be placed in the top 7 listings in Google search is another. The art of raising your ranking and being listed closer to the top of the page is called search engine optimization.
The first step of the SEO process is to collect a list of relevent keywords of what your customers search for in your industry.
For example, in the IT cabling business, the keywords include 'passive optical lan, cable contractors, cat5, cat6', ect. For the printing business, the keywords include 'online printing, brochures, business cards, templates, posters, greeting cards', ect. The keywords are different for every industry and derived from many online marketing tools.
The citation is an online resource and validation that other businesses trust you. When you submit your website and information to credible online directories in your niche industry such as the Yellow Pages, your Google Places listing with be ranked higher. As a thumb of rule, the more places you submit to, the better it is for your ranking. Just make sure that the directory is relevant to your industry or it may delay the time to bring the site to the front page.
Citations are important because once people start talking about your business with favorable opinions, Google uses the citations to validate the credibility of the business leading to a higher ranking.
Therefore, whenever you can mention or have another site mention this information, it brings you more business, higher rankings, and higher positions for your Google Places listing.
Registering in many relevant directories in your industry will effectively push up your ranking in the Google Local search. Here are some, but not limited to the Directories we register you in. It includes
SEARCH ENGINES + 411 DIRECTORIES + SOCIAL NETWORKS + CLASSIFIED ADS + MOBILE PHONE DIRECTORIES + GPS NAVIGATION.
Note that this list constantly changes as we add new directories. We register you in 100+ directories.
Registering in classified ads also assists in bringing your business to the top of Google.
Under your Places page lists a section for reviews around the web and reviews from Google users. The reviews from around the web are compiled automatically through various online sources. Reviews from Google users are those who submit reviews from your Google Places pages. You are unable to edit or delete the comments, however you have the ability to respond publicly to explain or clear the air on a negative review. The more your customers leave reviews, the higher the chance your listing will be placed closer to the top.