Google Places was originally conceived as a simple way for business owners to claim their G+ Local page and quickly get themselves established with a listing in Google Maps. The way Google made it sound, it was a simple matter of adding your business information to their database and verifying the information with a pin number. Then you could just kick back and watch your listing drive the business to you.
That was the theory, anyway. The practical reality is that Google Places and Maps listings are powered by a complicated and opaque algorithm that uses over 200 factors to determine how high your business ranks. Among other finicky little details, simply having a duplicate or merged listing can sink you in the rankings. Sometimes, even if you do everything right, bugs in the system will ruin your effort anyway.
At One Stop Direct Marketing, we operate with a laser focus on issues related to Google Places. Our team of experts includes a Google and Your Business Top Contributor, and all this team does is fix and optimize listings for our clients. If you've been struggling with a seemingly ineffective G+ Local page, we can fix it for you.
Our consulting services are available to qualified applicants and include the following:
- Initial contact to get detailed information about your business
- One hour of research to determine what the problems are with your listing
- Presentation of these findings in a consultation, along with suggestions for remedies to them
- An onsite SEO report
- A full analysis report of G+ Local competitors that outlines why they are ranking on the first page