Question. I know Google has changed the name of ‘Google Places’ or ‘Google Local’ to ‘Google My Business.’ We have a local business in Philadelphia, and are looking for tips and tricks to optimize our Google local listing. But with the new name, we’ve looked high and low for tips on how to optimize a ‘Google My Business’ listing. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes, for the umpteenth time Google has changed the name of their local business product. Now it’s called ‘Google My Business.’ But even with the name change, the basic principles of local SEO as applied to ‘Google My Business’ are the same –
Optimizing your Google My Business listing is the #1 thing you should do as a local company. Showing up for free in Google will generate a very high ROI. Good luck!
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