|Is Your Business Listed on Google Places?|
I have written about Google Local Business Center before and some of the frustrations I have encountered when trying to help our clients. According to Google's Google Maps, Earth, and Local VP John Hanke, "One out of five searches on Google are related to location, and we want to make sure that businesses are able to be found and put their best foot forward."
There is a lot of chatter or tweeting about this change, but what I find remarkable is that it does not seem that GOOGLE took the time to notify current business owners of these changes. I am speaking of those business owners who have previously claimed their Google Local Business Center listings. Google has their email addresses. Certainly they could have done this. Did you get notified? We didn't.
Here is what I have decided to do going forward, and I have urged my other team members to do the same: Read about Google Places and SUBSCRIBE TO THE OFFICIAL GOOGLE BLOG. Don't be left in the dust while everyone else is exploring new PLACES!
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