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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Google Places Profile
Posted By Camille Canon On February 13, 2012 @ 9:52 am In Featured,Mobile,SEO | 1 Comment
Customers on their desktop computers and smartphone devices are conducting more searches that are local in nature than ever before. According to Google, 1 in 5 searches on Google.com are local in nature, which means that of the 11 billion plus searches conducted monthly on Google more than 2 billion are location-based. What’s more, Google states that 40 percent of all mobile traffic is local in nature . As location-based services become increasingly more prevalent, the ability for online marketers to provide relevant, localized information becomes a prerequisite to online success.
In the latest white paper from The Search Agency, ‘Optimizing Your Online Presence with Google Places,’  we discuss Google Places, an often overlooked, free resource for promoting your business and location online. In the document we detail the value of this service and provide best practices for setting up and optimizing your Google Places account. Below are some of the practices outlines in the document. To learn more about the service and how it could augment your current online marketing strategy, download it here .
What’s been your experience with Google Places? Any other tips and tricks you have found to be particularly effective?
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URLs in this post:
 1 in 5 searches : https://sites.google.com/a/pressatgoogle.com/googleplaces/metrics
 ‘Optimizing Your Online Presence with Google Places,’: http://www.thesearchagency.com/whitepapers/The_Search_Agency_White_Paper_Google_Places.pdf
 SEO and Brand Building: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2012/04/seo-and-brand-building/
 Interview with David Carrillo- February 2012: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2012/02/interview-with-david-carrillo-february-2012/
 Google’s Local Carousel: What This Means for Local Search: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2013/06/googles-local-carousel-what-this-means-for-local-search/
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