Generate more traffic with Google Local Business Centre

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When we are promoting our businesses, we tend to focus on SERPs, while overlooking other equality powerful was of promoting a website. In this post with the aid of a video released by Google to help make adding your business to Google local business centre easy and some basic step-by-step was to go about it, I will demonstrate how you can you Google Local Business Centre to increase traffic to your business.

Here we go:
First login to you Google Webmaster Tools account, you will see many icons, click on the icon for Google Local Business Centre, you will be take to a new page with the logo below on the top page.

You need to add the following information:

- Name
- Address
- Phone Number
- Descriptions
- Photos and more.
Now follow this steps to complete the listing:

  • Go to Google Maps
  • Click "put you business on Google Maps"
  • Sign in or Create an Account
  • Click "Add New Business"
  • Enter your business information
  • Click "Next"
  • If it shows your business is already on there, click"claim listing"
  • If it's not there, click "add listing"
  • Then you can enter additional details such as business
  • category, opening hours, photos, payment options.
  • Click submit
  • At this point, you will need to verify you business by phone or postcard. After you are verified, your business information will appearon Google Maps.
Once your business is listed, you can modify things, you can even add promo coupon when you are doing special offer.


Yellow Belt
For those with a 'bricks and mortar' type business this, to me, is a fantastic free tool to help promote their business.

Why would any one not want to be listed? It's all free publicity, and in this case can be very worthwhile.
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