Google Places Optimization
Google Places Optimization So, are you ranked high in Google Places or are your competitors? Also, are your competitors actively working on their ranking each month? The highest positions will go to those who know the right things to get ranked as well as do the right things every month to maintain that ranking. So… how much is Google Places worth to you?
Google Places (Google+ Local) is one of the most crucial and essential parts of local SEO. Many times Google Places shows up before the organic search results when a consumer searches for your service or product.
A correctly optimized Google Places listing can be the key determining factor between success and failure since the majority of the population now uses Google to find local businesses, products, and services. So many people are using Google now that if your business or organization is optimized properly in Google Places, you can potentially gain more traffic than you ever could from other avenues of advertisement.