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Google Local is the most popular local search used right now and if you’re not on the map you’re missing out on a large group of customers that are looking for you right now!

Call 919-422-2607 today to learn how we can help get you on the map to increase your business!

On April 20, 2010, Google changed their Google Local Business Center to Google Places. We have posted a except of their blogpost from http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/introducing-google-places.html below.

This is exciting because they introduced a few cool features:

Service areas: If you travel to serve customers, you can now show which geographic areas you serve. And if you run a business without a storefront or office location, you can now make your address private.

A new, simple way to advertise: For just $25 per month, businesses in select cities can make their listings stand out on Google.com and Google Maps with Tags. As of April 20, 2010, it’s only available to three new cities — Austin, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. — in addition to ongoing availability in Houston and San Jose, CA. In the coming weeks Google.com will be introducing Tags in Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Boulder and San Francisco.

Business photo shoots: In addition to uploading their own photos, businesses in select cities can now request a free photo shoot of the interior of their business which we’ll use to supplement existing photos of businesses on Place Pages. We’ve been experimenting with this over the past few months, and now have created a site for businesses to learn more and express their interest in participating.

Customized QR codes: From the dashboard page of Google Places, businesses in the U.S. can download a QR code that’s unique to their business, directly from their dashboard page. QR codes can be placed on business cards or other marketing materials, and customers can scan them with certain smartphones to be taken directly to the mobile version of the Place Page for that business.

Favorite Places: We’re doing a second round of our Favorite Places program, and are mailing window decals to 50,000 businesses around the U.S. These decals include a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to directly view the mobile Place Page for the business to learn more about their great offerings.

Call 919-422-2607 today to learn how we can help get you on the map to increase your business!

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