What used to be called Google Places, is now called Google Plus Local. If you’re a legitimate business, then making sure you have a Google Plus business page setup, is vital to the overall success of your business. Google+ is quickly becoming the most used social media platform, for businesses all over the world.
Given that Google is generating (by my estimate) about 80% of local leads in the US and more in Europe it is essential that the listing is correct and has granular category detail about what your business does.
How Important Is Google+ For My Local Business
I just finished reading a really interesting post, the post was actually an interview of Mike from Blumenthal. Mike is said to be one of the most reputable local search marketers in the world of local search, and from what I’ve seen, I’m not going to argue that. You can judge for yourself, by reading through the interview found on another blog. After reading through the interview, you should have a pretty good idea of how important Google+ is for your business.
I am a regular user of Google+ — I really enjoy using its platform, and I love all its features. I’m not a big fan of social media at all, but Google+ has changed that. Since I’ve been using Google Plus (First Month It Came Online) I’ve learned many ways to benefit from it, and would like to share some of my secret Google Plus marketing strategies with my readers. Before I delve into the meat and nuts of this post, keep in mind that there’s a to of awesome advise located in the mentioned link, above.