How Businesses Can Boost Their Google Places Ranking

All local business owners should know what Google Places is because it’s essentially the new method that people use in order to find businesses that they want to buy products or services from. That being said, it’s widely used by businesses and since all similar businesses compete, they attempt to dominate each other when it comes to their Google Places Ranking. How is that done? It actually isn’t as hard as a person would think. This article will discuss how any business can easily rank much higher in Google Places after making a few simple changes that don’t take very long to do.

The basic things have to be done right in order for a business to optimize its Google Places Ranking. For example, the business name shouldn’t include any extra keywords or some special characters or anything like that in your Google profile setting. The business name should be what it is originally and nothing more than that. However, if your website address is ‘keyword-relevant’ to your business, then that’s great! Because this is ideal to help boost your ranking on the internet search engine result pages.

The phone number in your profile area should also not be tampered with as it should be the main number that is used by the business with no tracking numbers or anything else added. The URL listed should certainly be the company’s URL. Those things sound simple but a lot of business do make mistakes when completing those steps.

Some other important things to improve your ranking in Google Places is to include the category, description, photos and details of your business in your profile. When picking categories try to pick as many as there are that relate to your business in any way.

The description of the business should be unique, informative and professional. Adding a photo of the business building or the inside of it would also be a great idea. When filling out the details of the business it’s a good idea to try not to stuff keywords in there and try to make it as informative as possible.

In conclusion, to truly optimize Google Places Ranking for your business, you are going to have to fill in every little line. For example, if there are six or seven category spots in your Google places profile, then everyone should be filled in no matter what. Leaving lines blank will only hurt your ranking status. Then, after everything is filled out, it should all be looked over in order to make sure that it is all correct and there isn’t any conflicting information found.