Google Places listing is a great way to position your company as a leader in a your business niche in a particular location. Google Places is one local listing you don’t want to miss.
Google Places for Business is a service that helps business owners share information about their stores, products, and geographic locations with interested shoppers when those shoppers search for products or types of businesses on various Google properties.
How to Submit Your Site to Google Places/Listing.
Step 1: Go to Google.com/local/add.
You will be asked to login. If you have a Google account for your business use this, if not, create one and login. Once you login, you will see the following form to enter in your new listing:
Step 2: Add New Listing
Start adding your listing by filling out the information about your company. Use your physical business location, not a corporate headquarters.
Step 3: Fill out your description.
Be sure that you take the time to fill out your company description using the allotted 200 characters. You should use your keywords and location specific words like your city and primary category.
Step 4: Add Categories.
The categories are one of the most important things for your Google Places listings. Be sure to include your main business profession and keywords in the primary category
Step 5: Verify your business, or continue and come back later.
Google will now check to make sure that there are no other listings available for your business. If there is, you have the choice to claim the listing and make edits
to the existing listing.
Step 6: Adding Extras to your listing.(Pictures,vidoes,Reviews)
Google Places gives you the choice to add pictures, videos and other extras to your listings. We recommend adding as much as you can to give your listing a greater amount of information. the reviews getting top billing. This means that if you want your Places listing to perform well in say the Google local search carousel, you’ll need customer reviews. Google also ranks listings higher that have more pictures and positive user reviews.