You may have noticed when doing a search on Google that they have been displaying map listings included with the organic and paid search ads. This is something that Google has been rolling our for quite some time but it looks like it is here to stay.
Why should this matter to you? If you are a business that has a national presence it does not matter but if you are a business that caters to a local community than this is a big deal and you should be taking advantage. These listings are top of page so if somebody searches for plumbers in Atlanta than the top listings will probably get the traffic. If you are a small business I would take advantage of these map listings as quickly as possible.
With your map listing you are given the ability to add information about your business such as photos, videos, hours of operation, and additional information. It also allows people to write a review about your business and this can be very important to a potential customer that is looking for your services.
You want to make sure that you give Google as much information about your business so that they see you as a relevant company to achieve rankings. Getting a prime listing in Google places can be a huge lift to your website traffic so go claim your listing as soon as possible.
If you need any help with claiming your Google places listing feel free to contact us and we will walk you through the process.