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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 a decade in digital marketing. He is most passionate about building a sustainable business with an emphasis on culture, community involvement, and the development of our number-one resource, our team.

Since his days at James Madison University, Brian has always sought to give back to the community. Brian now sits on the Executive Advisory Council for JMU’s College of Business, Marketing, the FETCH a Cure Board of Directors, and sits on the IMPACT Awards Selection Committee. Brian’s agency is also a 4-time winner of Generosity, Inc., an award celebrating top charitable corporate givers in Richmond, VA. Brian is also on the Board of Directors at Northern Neck Insurance Company, in Irvington, VA.

During Brian’s time as Co-Founder of Workshop Digital, the agency has won numerous awards including the 2016 Richmond Chamber IMPACT Award, 2017 & 2018 Virginia Best Places to Work, 2017 & 2018 Outside Magazine Best Places to Work in the U.S., and 3-time winner of the RVA25 Fastest Growing Companies in Richmond. Brian was also selected for the Style Weekly 40 under 40 list in 2017.