If you don’t already have a Google Places account for your small business, it’s really pretty easy to set one up.  Just go to Google.com/places and sign up.  You simply fill-out the information about your business and click submit.  Google will then verify your information by calling your phone number with an automated message.  That message will contain a 5-digit PIN number that you will need to enter into your Google Places account. That’s it.

By completing the Google Places account, your business will begin to appear on Google Maps.  Potential customers can then find you on the map and click to your website, or get your contact information directly from your Google Places page.  They can also leave a review of your products and services so others will know that you’re a quality company.  If you have any questions about Google Places, send an email to [email protected]  We’ll be happy to help you out.

You can also link your Google Advertising to your Google Places account.  If someone is searching for you locally, then a map will appear below your Google Advertisement like this:

An example of a Google Places listing on a Google Advertisement

Here’s an example of how a Google Places Account helps your Google Advertising

After you get your Google Places set-up, you’ll want to make sure you get the most from it.  One of the best ways to do that would be to advertise your website and your new Google Places page using Google Advertising.  The easiest way to try Google Advertising is to get started with our Three Step Process.

I hope this helps.

Our Google Places page.