Google Places Optimization & Local SEO

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What can we do for you?

Google Places Optimization and a Local SEO Audit are perfect for Business Owners, Consultants, Dentists, Attornies, and any service with a local clientele that is serious about growing their business through an online presence.

Customers are looking for services by searching google or searching an online map. You need to help these customers find you. Make it easy for clients to get in touch with you through a Google Audit for your website and having your business submitted properly to Google to help you get found.

Here are some statistics we find interesting:
– 18% of local searches lead to a sale (source: Google)
– 94% of smartphone users are looking for local information (source: Televox)
– 50% of searches on a smartphone lead consumers to visit a store within one day (source: Google)
– 89% of mobile organic search (non-paid search) visits were generated by Google. Yahoo is 7.1%; Bing 4.1% (source: Search Engine Watch)

Marketing, Sales, SEO, Training

Smashing Pixels will help you unlock your potential

Your Ultimate Goal is Page 1.

“Your clients are not looking for superheroes, they’re looking for you… on Google”

No need to have a panic attack if you have not yet claimed your local Google Places or Google Plus Directory listing. That is why WE are here! If your business has moved, changed phone numbers, or expanded your business, and you have not submitted this information to Google, we can help with that, too!

At Smashing Pixels, we understand the complexities involved with setting up your Google Places properly. We have successfully submitted and optimized business listings just like yours. After our audit and implementation, many of our clients have seen multiple listings move up to page one of Google.

This is your ultimate goal. The more spots you have on page one, the less opportunity for your potential customer to click on your competition.

Can I do my Google Places Optimization myself?

Yes and no. Yes, you can list your business on Google. In fact, here is the link you will need. But, let’s face it: if it were that easy then everyone would be doing it.

The truth is, listing your business properly on Google takes a keen eye and some knowledge of how Google works behind the scenes. In our experience, we see basic level mistakes all the time. We are encouraged to live by the motto, “Sell your strength, Hire your weakness.” Just because I know the basics of changing my spark plugs doesn’t mean I should be doing it.

Beware of false knowledge…

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw

We ensure that Google has no wrong information about you, whatsoever. If Google has wrong information, then your search results will display the wrong information. We want to make it easy for your customers to connect with you.

“I have run Bed and Breakfast business in Paris, ON for many years and now expanding to a unique Tea Room at same location. I decided to build my own website and noticed I was not being discovered on the web. I was referred to Trevor and his team and now I am listed on Page 1 of Google.I highly recommend using a professional like Trevor at Smashing Pixels to maximize visibility of your website.”

Judy Acri

Is Google Places Optimization the same as ‘SEO’?

Absolutely not. The two are very different. Google Places Optimization informs Google about your business. Accuracy is what we work on for you. It is very important that you are listed exactly the same way in every listing. This should be the same as on your site or on other sites. We never assume that you, or an employee, or an over-zealous fan, has submitted the correct information on your behalf. We can’t stress how important this is to your search success. We do, however, optimize your site for local SEO.

Local SEO is where we move the needle the most toward your success. Our audits take an in-depth look at your site, your keywords and what you want to rank for. This is where most site owners get it all wrong. It is not about cramming your site full of everything you think you will rank for. It is about understanding your competition and strategically putting together a plan to overtake them. Once we have put this all into place, we can set you up on a monthly or quarterly program to keep executing on the plan, or, we can train you or your staff how to do it.

If you want to be listed on the front page of Google for local results, we WILL get you there. Fill out the form below for your FREE 30-minute consultation so we can evaluate your needs and find out the best way to get there.

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