How does those Google Search Pleaces service work? How can I sing in my company details to Places service?
Have you ever seen those company details on top of the Search results? The ones immediately after the paid advertisement? Well you can also add your company details to that map and for free! How does it work?
First you need a Google Account. It is good to have a separate Google account for your company (and separate for personal use). Sign in for Google account from here:
After you have a Google account you can add Google Places to your services. You can add it from Settings / Google Accounts Settings. Check the Google Services from TRY SOMETHING NEW. If you cannot see Google Places service on the first page you will find it by clicking More.. link. (You can also sign in to Google Place from this link: http://www.google.com/local/add/lookup?).
Get to know the Google Places service first!
See the Google Places video:
You’ll find the same video from Google Places Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhkAb9Lh5cQ
How to Sign in to Google Places service?
1) Give the company country and telephone number (give a number you use in this point, you will need it in confirmation)
2) Give Company details (address, opening hours, payment methods, company work-area etc)
3) Choose one or more Company service types from Google Places own list (f.ex. dentist, pharmacist etc.) Save all details!
4) Choose a confirmation method. Easiest is the automated phone-call for the given phone-number. You can also send textmessage according to Google Places instructions or wait for the Google Places postcard to arrive (some 2-3 weeks). Automated phone-call is the easiest way. Google automat will call you (to the given number) and gives you a confirmation PIN code. Write it down and give it to the PIN-code field in Google Places confirmation page. After this your Google company details are visible in Google Places service!
How to edit your company details in Google Places service?
Sign-in to your company Google account from http://www.google.com page. Choose Settings / Google-account settings / Google Places. You will get your company details visible. Click the edit button and do the desired changes! Save!
See a free Webinar for Google Places:
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