Local sales are very important to many small businesses and having your website found by local customers will send them to your door steps.
By Alain Houle, Alco Web Design LLC
Google Places is the new name for Google Local. All Google search results are based on keywords but Google Places also uses geographic distance to list local businesses on top of the search results, just below the sponsored links. This area is prime real estate for any businesses interested by local sales.
Google Places is a free service; here is how to get a good ranking with Google Local search results.
MAKE SURE YOUR WEBSITE IS CONTENT RICH AND GOOGLE FRIENDLY
MAKE SURE GOOGLE KNOWS WHERE YOUR BUSINESS IS LOCATED
CREATE YOUR GOOGLE PLACES LISTING (http://www.google.com/places/)
BUILD TRUST (Google Places will validate your listing from multiple sources, make sure your business information is consistent)
Alain Houle, President
Alco Web Design LLC - http://www.alcowebdesign.com
N1337 Westgreen drive, Greenville Wisconsin 54942, 920-850-4642
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About the Author
My name is Alain Houle. Since the late 1990s I own and operate Alco Web Design LLC from my home office in Greenville Wisconsin. I specialize in creating professional and cost-effective websites for small-business owners in the Appleton Fox Valley. I love to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Contact me now!