Question: I have a question…if you are a local business, is there a way to rise to the top of the searches made by people in your geographical area?
You can do lots of things for Google Places to show up on page one. First, keywords in your company name, listing description. Second, use the proper categories. Third, get LOTS of reviews from customers, which have the keywords in them. Fourth, get reviews across many many sites. Fifth, cross-link your website to your Google Places listing and vice-versa.
Google Places SEO is really a cross between social media marketing (SMM) and SEO, which is best addressed in our Social Media Marketing class and our SEO classes.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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