Instead of a long article to illustrate how to claim your Google Places Page, I thought it more helpful to create a video to illustrate exactly how to do so. If you are going to try to optimize and rank your Google Places Page without expert help this is likely step 1.
Question #1 – What are Google Places Citations
This is the most common question I have received and it is also the most basic so I will answer it first.
The easiest way to think of a citation is as a reference to your business. In the offline world a reference won’t usually be a link. Instead it will be a mention of your business and will include the following:
1. Business Name
2. Business Location
3. Business Telephone Number
These don’t always need to be located together on the same page, but when Citations (within the context of Google Places Local SEO) are mentioned this is what is meant. Simple enough.
Your SEO Questions Answered
Submit your questions in the comments and I will answer them in order. Anything relating to Google Local Listings, Local SEO, etc is all fair game. If your question warrants a full post I will do so.
I hope this helps some of you out there.
Question #1 is live- What is a Google Places Citation. I received about 8 questions all essentially the same. So here is the answer.