Three Easy Ways Google Maps and Google Places Will Bring Customers to Your Door

There is no doubt that you’ve heard of two powerful offerings from the Internet powerhouse if you know about business web marketing, Google Maps and Google Places. Google Maps is an interactive map application that encompasses features like driving directions, zoom in/out, numerous map views, business location, contact information and more. Google Places is an addition of Google Maps, bringing points of interest from Google Maps to life with individualized Places pages. If your business is not using both Google Maps and Google Places to attract new customers, then you should work on setting up your Google presence without delay. Would you like to know more? Here are three easy ways Google Maps and Google Places will deliver customers to your door.

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Learn All About Pinterest

Pinterest – it’s an online community bulletin board where you can pin what you are interested in. If you have not been invited to this site yet, take a look; you will probably end up requesting an invitation when you see what www.pinterest.com has to offer. Once you join the Pinterest community, you will be able to start your own boards, pin photographs to a board and enjoy the use of a like button. You can also build your own exclusive profile to enlighten people a little about yourself.

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Constructing Your Brand with Facebook

You may or may not be tuned in to the concept of branding as a small business owner. Basically, branding is the practice of creating a presence, symbol or design that differentiates you from your competitors. Simply put if you sell hamburgers, the Golden Arches can be part of your branding. Branding can consist of a slogan such as “taste the rainbow” by Skittles or an iconic logo like Facebook’s big blue F.

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Five Ways to Use Google Places for Your Business

Google Places WAS Launched in 2009 and was created to serve as an online yellow pages – allowing businesses to park virtual offices in their prospective locations on Google Maps and to supply those offices with everything pertinent about their businesses that they would want potential customers to know. Since then, Google Places has completely overtaken the yellow pages market, making that big and cumbersome book all but old-fashioned. Actually, statistics show that 97 percent of all consumers use the Internet as their number one source for finding local businesses. In light of these startling numbers, it appears that many businesses are still struggling with the logistics of using Google Places to its full potential. How can you get the most out of your Google Places listing? Here are five ways to use Google Places for your business.

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