If you haven’t claimed or updated your Google Places/Maps listing, you are losing out even more than ever now.
Google has implemented a new service that encourages searchers insert a location when a generic keyword is typed in, such as dentist. Results for my local search for a dentist returned the top ten business listings on Google Maps.
If you have a local business and have not taken care of this extremely important facet of off-site SEO, it’s time to get busy. Your competitors are already there, and it will take some time and effort if you want your website to rank in the top ten.
If you’re at a loss as to how to go about getting good rankings, check out the SEO Power Team. This step-by-step guide for DIY SEO will tell you exactly how to optimize your site for top rankings in Google.