For business owners in and around Jacksonville, the need to increase your web presence is heavy on your mind. Your phone is sure to be ringing with constant reminders from local seo’s that they alone have the secret to first page rankings, and they can achieve this in record time. For Google local seo is something they have always wanted business to do. It benefits them as much as it benefits you.
Google has not hidden some secret document that holds the secret to local ranking. In fact it’s quite the opposite. At the risk of sounding partial, Google loves you. Well actually, they love the information you can provide to their consumers. Without information Google and all search engines would cease to exist. This is why when someone tells you that they know the secret, what they’re really saying is I know where to place the proper information for search engines, like Google to see.
For local business owner’s one method above all others should be used in gaining a better Web presence. This method is the use of Google local listings, where local business owners can go to create a listing that would show up in the local search results.
Recently, Google has integrated these local listings into its social networking site, known as Google Plus. This integration has made it an absolute powerhouse for Google local seo. “The plus” as many call it, has made it simple to add a business listing to local search results instantly.
Local small business owners no longer need to rely on a tech savvy internet marketer to gain much needed traffic form the Web. All you need to do is sign up for your Google account, if you don’t already have one.
Once you’re logged in to your Google account, you will need to click the plus icon at the top left side of your screen. This will take you to you new Google plus page, from here you will need to add some basic information about yourself. Just follow the steps laid out for you, they will walk you through this part.
Now that you have created your personal G+ page it is time to create your local listing. The bottom of the screen on the left side you will see “More.” Hover over this until you see the slide out that says “Pages.” It is here in the pages section that you will create you Google plus local listing. Follow Google simple instructions and you are on your way to better local seo for your business.
Our next article will show you how to optimize you Google plus local page.
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