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3 Great Tips for Creating A Google Places Business Listing

by Brian Forrester   |   Mar 14, 2011

The folks at Google are constantly putting out great content to help business owners get the most out of their services. I've mentioned before how important it is to have a Google Places account if you own a brick-and-mortar business. Especially since Google has integrated Local Search (ie Google Places) into it's organic search listings when someone searches in a specific location or has location based search turned on.

Once you create your Google Places account, I'd suggest signing up for their newsletter so you can be sure to get the inside scoop from the source. For example, I stumbled onto this great article today: Tips for creating a free business listing in Google Places: Business listing titles - Google Small Business

Search is trending towards more personalized, localized, relevant results on an individual user by user level. If your business is location based, I'd be sure to follow Google's guidelines for creating a winning Google Places page.

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Brian Forrester

Brian has spent over 15 years in digital marketing. He is most passionate about building a better agency with an emphasis on culture, community involvement, and the development of our number-one resource, our team.

During Brian’s time as Co-Founder & CEO of Workshop Digital, the agency has won numerous awards including six-time winner of Virginia Best Places to Work, four-time winner Outside Magazine Best Places to Work in the U.S., 4-time winner of Generosity, Inc., an award celebrating top charitable corporate givers in Richmond, VA, three-time winner of the RVA25 Fastest Growing Companies in Richmond, the 2016 Richmond Chamber IMPACT Award, and Brian was also selected for the Style Weekly 40 under 40 list in 2017.

Since his days at James Madison University, Brian has always sought to give back to the community. Brian has served on the Executive Advisory Council for JMU’s College of Business, Marketing, the FETCH a Cure Board of Directors, the IMPACT Awards Selection Committee, and the Town of Irvington Planning Commission. Brian now serves on the Board of Directors at Northern Neck Insurance and is a member of the Virginia Advisory Council for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.