Does Google Places Put Your Business on the Map?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747
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Does Google Places Put You on the Map?

Are you looking for another FREE way to put your business on the map, LITERALLY?

Are you using Google Places?  If not, you're missing an opportunity to get your business in front of the public!  You don't have to be a Mason Ohio area REALTOR® for this to help you, any business can take advantage of this FREE service from Google.  Consumers often search for businesses by location, and guess what comes up first?  A map and a list of related businesses.

Take for example, search for "mason ohio real estate agents".
Even before you get the Google organic search results for websites, you get the map results!

On the left side of the search results page you get the map matches with details....that's US at position E!

Mason Ohio Real estate agents

 


On the right of the results page is the map!  You don't see marker E because we're stacked behind C...and D....because our corporate OFFICE has claimed the location, and so has another agent or two in our office!  But we're there!  Zoom in far enough and you get our marker!

Google Map results

 


And this all interconnects!  If they click the hyperlink in the first match, they go straight to our main website. 

Click the "Place page" link and they go to the Google Places profile.  Here you have details on who you are, what you do, links to your website, even videos attached if you like!  A snapshot to get them to call you!  And people are looking, we've had over 1700 impressions in the last 30 days. Now a lot of those impressions may be because you're on the map next to something ELSE they wanted, but it's a start!  Some DO click through to our main website! 

And this is an EASY thing to get set up!


Like everything with Google, you'll need to have an account with them. Once you're signed on, click on the Google Places section and "Add new business".  Populate the fields, add some pictures, tell your story, get your place on the map!  And the next time someone searches for your type business in that area, you're THERE!

And who knows, your business just might grow a bit and it won't cost you anything but your time!  You are now PAGE ONE on GOOGLE and you didn't have to pay ANYONE a dime!  What tops that?  Not much!

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz 

P.S.  If we can do this to put our business on the map, what do you think we can do for YOU if you're trying to sell your Warren County home?  You'll be found with our directions!

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REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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EHO Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH
Liz direct:  513-265-3004
Bill direct: 513-520-5305     
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Bryan Robertson
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I've been using Google Places since it started but my location is hidden by our main office and other agents.  However, it's still good to be on the list.  I think I'd be move visible if my profile had for reviews (which I could get via the +1 program.

Jul 01, 2011 08:52 AM #49
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Bryan, At least we show up on the list on the left hand side, even if our marker is obscured by the office marker.  I noticed the +1 on one of the markers when I searched Mike's area in Winchester, VA.  I guess we may have to look into that too!

Jul 01, 2011 09:07 AM #50
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
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Bliz, I will take a look at this today. Thanks for the tip. Its hard to stay on top of all the free Google services. Thanks.

Jul 01, 2011 09:35 AM #51
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Stephen Howell
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota FL Homes For Sale 941-870-4141

Thanks for reminding me that I needed to check on my busines placement at Google Places.  I found I didn't rank well in a local seach "annapolis maryland real estate agents" and was surprised to find that I was on page 4 (or was it 5).  There's a lot of clutter to work through.  I took time to try and tune up my business description to see if I could improve my rank.  I'll have to check back again tomorrow, the day after, and again after that.

Jul 01, 2011 10:06 AM #52
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Robert & Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Liz and Bill - This is a wonderful free service from Google. We set this up many years ago and love it. Thanks for sharing it. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July

Jul 01, 2011 10:54 AM #53
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Michael, They're continually coming out with something new aren't they?

Stephen, Every bit helps!  I don't know if you added video or anything, but I suspect that helps with Google ranking for the mapping.

Lisa and Robert, I think we did our first about a year ago, then added another one a few months ago.  Impressions are good on both office locations :)

Jul 01, 2011 12:53 PM #54
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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
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We have a profile up and it is a valuable backlink among many other things. The yellow pages have gone the way of the buggy whip and this is the new place to be. 

Jul 01, 2011 01:09 PM #55
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Marco Macaluso
Century 21 Realisation - Bedford, QC

Thanks for the tip, i will put our office on the map!!

Jul 01, 2011 01:43 PM #56
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Charles "Chuck" Martin
ROG Commercial - Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks for the idea, i'm looking into it now.

Chuck

 

Jul 01, 2011 01:49 PM #57
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Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Thanks for the wonderful tip ... I'm checking it out today!  I appreciate the great explanation!

Jul 01, 2011 02:47 PM #58
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Bruce Kunz
Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Bliz: Thank you for sharing this. I'm 'heading over' to check it out now.
Have a Safe & Happy weekend!
Bruce

Jul 01, 2011 03:48 PM #59
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Phil, The yellow pages usually go straight to the recycling bin at our house.  Straight to the Net for addresses and contacts.

Marco, Cool!  Hope it helps you.

Chuck, You're welcome!  Good luck!

Lisa, Anytime!  Always happy to help out here!

Bruce, Hope you have a great weekend too!

Jul 01, 2011 04:41 PM #60
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Ridhi Raheja
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How do I thank Activerain, i learn something new everyday. Thank you to the sharing spirit of all the members.

Jul 01, 2011 04:41 PM #61
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Ridhi, It's one of the best things about Active Rain, just huge amounts of sharing, and what we don't know, we can ask.  Someone usually has the answer! :)

Jul 01, 2011 04:45 PM #62
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

BLiz, great reminder. I have a Google Places page but I need to optimize it much better. I'm in position E also. We rock!

Jul 01, 2011 06:12 PM #63
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Eric, Anything that improves our odds in the "Pick me, pick me!!" game works for us :)

Jul 01, 2011 07:54 PM #64
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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
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I keep meaning to do this. Tomorrow's the day.

Jul 02, 2011 12:33 AM #65
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Tammie, Every little bit helps!

Jul 02, 2011 09:43 AM #66
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Christine Donovan
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BLiz - I need to go review mine and see what it says as it's been quite some time since I set it up.  Thanks for the reminder.

Jul 02, 2011 07:00 PM #67
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Christine, I've got to go back and see if there are options for linking to multiple websites since we've added a couple since our initial set up.

Jul 03, 2011 07:31 AM #68
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