Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Google Places Page?
A: Google Places is the online equivalent of a business directory. It allows people to look up businesses based on name, category or products/services based on location. It is now the most used resource for finding local businesses – surpassing the likes of the Yellow Pages™
Q: How much information will be included about my company?
A: You can include as much information as you want on your Google Places Page including products and services offered, company logo, opening hours, payment types, contact details, a description of your business and much more. The more detailed information you provide the better chance your profile will rank high in search results.
Q: When will my Google Places Page be live?
A: Your Google Place Page will be live as soon as the profile is completed and verified. This usually takes no more than 2 weeks.
Q: Will a Google Places Page improve my chances of being found?
A: In 2011 it was estimated that 95% of consumers used local search to search for products and services online. By having a properly optimised Google Places Page you massively increase your chances of new potential customers finding your business.
Q: Where will my Google Listing be found?
A: Consumers have turned to the Internet and their mobile devices to find local businesses in their area for products and services. Google features its local business listings in a few places. Your Google local listing will be available through Google Maps, Google Mobile Search and most importantly, in Google’s normal web search results.
Q: How does the Guarantee work?
A: With expert optimization of your Google Places Page, we guaranteed your business will feature on the first page of Google for your agreed “search term”. All search terms under the guarantee include and are based on the location of your business. For example, if you’re an Accountant in the Southampton area of Hampshire, we provide our money back guarantee on your listing appearing within Google search results for the term “Accountant Southampton”. If we fail to deliver Page 1 results for your business within 3 months you’ll be able to claim the money back guarantee: • 100% Money Back if we can not include you within Google Maps within 3 months. • 50% Money Back if we can not get you a first page listing within 3 months.
Q: Can I rank for major cities and smaller towns?
A: You can rank for Cities or Towns as a result of our service.
Q: Who chooses the searches/keywords I will appear for?
A: You can provide insights into keywords that you believe will return good results but we will always undertake thorough keyword research to ascertain the correct keywords that should be targeted. This research is all included within our package prices so you won’t face any hidden extra charges.
Q: What reporting is provided?
A: We will always install Google Analytics software so we can report the results of your listing in Google Maps and the ranking per keyword each month.
Q: Do I get to keep my listing forever?
A: Once the Google Places Page has been claimed and verified, the listing is your property. We do recommend that regular work is undertaken on all Search Engine Optimisation work to ensure the listing remains in prime position. Without regular boosting of your listing it is possible that your competitors will eventually rank higher than you and push your Google Places Page off of Page 1.
Q: Do I still need to advertise with the Yellow Pages?
A: This is definitely no need to pay for any additional advertising once your Google Places Page has been fully optimised. The upcoming generations are using the Internet and their mobile phones for searches these days and it is predicted that this will increase significantly of the next few years.
Q: Where do you submit my local business listing?
A: 1. Ask 2. Bing 3. Google 4. Local.com 5. Yahoo! 6. Yelp 7. …other locations are situation dependent
Q: How soon will my listing appear in local directories?
A: The entire process can take up to four weeks for a complete updated listing, however, once the listing has been claimed the information is available immediately to be used as a marketing tool to reach local consumers..
Q: What is within the listings?
A: 1. Name, Address, City, County, Postcode, Phone, Email, Website
2. Products, Services, or Menu information
3. Discounts, Promotions, Offers
4. Customer Reviews
7. Location Map