Google is one of the largest search engines on the web. When it comes to learning how to promote your local business on Google Maps, it’s a good idea to get started as soon as possible. Getting listed on Google Maps is free and easy. All you need to do is find a local Google map site. There are literally hundreds of local map sites available.
Your first step is finding a Google map site that can provide you with a Google map site account. Sign up for an account and then find a relevant place to put your address, town, or county. You will be directed to a page with your own customized address, but don’t worry. Once you have your map, all you have to do is copy and paste it into Google’s default web map viewer. Once you have your address added, you’re set to begin marketing your local business.
Next, check out the Google map site you have chosen and see other places you can link to from it. Google has over 300 different places related to your niche that they allow you to connect to. Make a list of these places and link to them from your own site. For example, if you sell hunting boots, you could include “hunting boots” in each connection’s anchor text.
You should also make a list of any other websites you might want to link to from your Google Places account. Just like with links from Google Maps, there are certain rules you must follow. Some websites may require you to be more specific with the keywords you’re using to get them to show up.
Your Google Places profile will show any additional websites you have linked to, so be sure to include these as well. To add these links:
- Go to the section where you manage your social profiles and click on the link for the places listed below.
- Just click on the + icon and copy and paste the code.
- When you’re done, save, and you’re ready to start using your new page!
Now here’s how to promote your local business on Google Maps. Once you’ve got your Google profile set up, head over to the Map section and click on the new tab that shows. On the left side, there is a list of places you can select from. When you click one of those links, you’ll be taken to that particular website. You can select the type of website you want to connect yourself to, whether it’s a store, restaurant, or blog, and then save it.
That’s all there is to it! Just remember to select the categories you’re interested in, and you’re set to go. Each of your pages should have a red button with a plus sign in the corner. Click that when you are ready to share your website with others. They’ll be able to read and follow the various pages on your website. You can also leave your Google Lending mailbox updated with all the new websites you share.
So those are the steps on how to promote your local business on Google Maps. It’s straightforward to do, and it will make your business look more professional. If you haven’t done this before, you’ll find that it can increase the traffic to your site and help you gain some credibility in your area. It may even encourage other potential customers.