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7 Google Places Success Examples

We are asked all the time for samples of our work and we readily oblige by emailing samples from our portfolio of over 2,500 clients. We generally try to send examples of people we have on the Google map in their specific niche. But we have decided to give some random samples from around the US so you can see that they are on the front page (usually at the top of the map). So, go ahead and put in our clients keyword phrase and see for yourself.

  1. Ava’s Day Spa and Beauty Salon
    170 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102
    (651) 222-2525
    avassalonandspa.com
    KEYWORDS:  “spa st paul” and “day spa st paul”
  2. RecDirect Factory Outlets
    3715 Northcrest rd, Atlanta, GA 30340
    (404) 806-7407
    recdirectfactoryoutlets.com
    KEYWORDS: “hot tubs atlanta” and “saunas atlanta”
  3. Serviced Apartments London Gold
    240, 2 Lansdowne Row, London W1J 6HL, United Kingdom
    +44 20 3318 5801 ?
    servicedapartmentslondon-now.com
    KEYWORDS: “vacation flats london”
  4. Foster Law Group P.C.
    3515 South Tamarac Drive #200
    Denver, CO 80237
    Office Phone: 303-297-7729
    Office Fax: 303-845-9924
    denver-bankruptcy-lawyer.com
    KEYWORDS: “bankruptcy attorney Denver” and “bankruptcy lawyer Denver”
  5. CDA- San Antonio Cosmetic Dentists
    5837 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
    (210) 337-6453 ?
    33smile.com
    KEYWORDS: “cosmetic dentist san antonio” and “teeth whitening san antonio”
  6. Dr. Judith Kanzic, D.C. Houston Chiropractor
    7702 Westview Drive, Houston, TX 77055
    (713) 683-6800
    houstonchiro.net
    KEYWORDS: “pain relief houston” “neck pain houston”
  7. Los Angeles ADT Dealer
    200 N Spring Street , Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 261-0655
    www.weknowalarms.com
    KEYWORDS: “Alarm Systems Los Angeles” and “Home Security Systems Los Angeles”

Because of the on-going changes we make, our clients enjoy a more stable map listing as time goes on. The longer we work with them, typically the more “locked-in” they get. If for some reason they slip, and they will, we work diligently to restore them to the position they had or better. Normally the reason for this is something the business owner has done to cause adverse results on their Google Places position.

If you are ready to get serious about your online presence and are ready to work with a company who specializes ONLY in the Google Map, then give us a call to get started. We guarantee that within 2 months we will have you on the front of the map for 3 of your 5 keyword terms as outlined in our Terms of Service. We can be reached at 715-598-4129.
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Has Your Phone Stopped Ringing?

Do you run a local business that depends on people calling you to place orders, ask questions, schedule a service or make reservations? If so, you already know the importance of being in front of customers when they need you. It’s no secret that potential customers are using the web to find you and quite often that means Google Maps.

The problem is, they might be calling your competitors. When people want to talk to someone and don’ necessarily need to visit a website to see work samples or read testimonials (think dentists, roofers, insurance, mechanics, etc.), they tend to look for the first phone number they can find. Since roughly 87% of online searches are performed on Google, odds are they’ll call one of the numbers on the front page. Are you on the first page of Google Maps? If not, you should be.

MapTraffic.net can help by getting you a first page listing on the map. We have identified 27 key components which Google uses to determine who gets to be on page 1 and who doesn’t. While it’s true that Google likes to shake things up quite often, we can typically figure out how they changed their algorithm by testing and have our clients back on the front page in no time. Oftentimes in less than a day. We also know that Google likes consistency and we continue to grow your online reputation each and every month. To do that requires a systematic approach and that’s where we come in.

If you are ready to kick your business up a notch and start getting more calls coming in, we can help. We aren’t afraid to take on even the most populated metro areas nor the most difficult cases. Call us today to get on page one of Google maps.

How do Businesses Get on Google Maps?

So you’ve built your profile, added all the pictures you can, wrote a nice (non-spammy) description, linked it to your website, have several “real” reviews and you still aren’t on the front page, right? We hear it all the time. We also hear comments like:

  • “I’ve done everything I can do to my Google Places profile, what more can I do?”
  • “The businesses on the top of the map aren’t even local.”
  • “I have great reviews, my competitor writes fake reviews, so why is he on the front page of the map?”
  • “If we hire your company, can we quit once we are on top?”

These are just a sampling of the comments we hear from frustrated business owners. So what is the magic formula to get on the top of the map? Well, for starters, it’s no real secret that Google wants to list businesses that are truly local to the community, have some reviews (good or bad) and have a great online web presence.

So what are your next steps? Easy, work with our company!

Seriously, we do the things that you don’t want to do, nor should have the time to do if you are busy working your business. About a month ago, Google made some changes which once again shook the whole Google Places community. At MapTraffic.net we have identified 27 different components which Google uses to determine who will be listed on the front of the map. Of those 27 one is SEO (search engine optimization). When Google made their change, most of our customers did very, very well because we have always included a small amount of Google Map SEO for our clients. Now, we just do more.

As a side note, reviews are just one of the 27 different items on the list. Unfortunately, it’s one we have no control over. We require our clients to get at least 2 reviews per month and we handle the 26 remaining items on the list. Just to emphasize, getting on the map is not simply a “who has the most reviews” race. while they are important, they are not the “special sauce”.

Our service is a monthly commitment on our part and yours. To keep someone on the front page (ideally at the top) of the Google map, requires ongoing work on our part in building a web presence that Google sees as relevant, timely and consistent. Your commitment is of course monetary, but also a small change in the way you do business. Getting customer reviews is no easy task. You will need to develop a system of working with your customers to encourage them to take action and write you an online testimonial. This is no simple task, as you will perhaps need a leave behind and follow-up system. The good news is that the system you develop will hopefully improve customer interaction and perhaps generate even more referral business.

If you are ready to take your business to the next level by getting on Google Maps and getting your phone ringing, give us a call today and we will answer your questions to the best of our ability without giving away our secret formula.  888-Map-Map1

How Do I get on the Google Map?

Are you frustrated because you aren’t able to get on Google’s map? You’re not alone. A simple search for something as obscure as “duct cleaning minneapolis” produced 731 results on June 25, 2010 when we clicked on the “More results near Minneapolis, MN »” link.

 More Results Google Map

Results in Google Maps

More competitive terms like “auto glass repair san francisco ca” has 6,786 results as of 06/25/2010. So it’s no wonder you are asking the question “How do I get on Google Maps”.

More Google Map results

Google Map Results

What this means is that Google has narrowed down the results found from 731 & 6,786 respectively to 7! This is why many have started referring to these 7 results found on the front  page of Google Maps as the “Lucky 7”. But it doesn’t have to be luck. Our company  has identified 27 variables which Google uses when determining which companies will be displayed for the person doing the search. Obviously, they are all about quality results, so they want to make sure only the very best results are displayed.

It’s also common knowledge that Google likes to shake things up about every 3-4 months. The 7 businesses who have enjoyed being on the top of Google maps, may suddenly find them selves on page two. The good news is, our programmers know which elements Google measures, so it’s just a matter of weighting them differently and finding the right formula. Once they have determined that, we simply apply it to all our customers and they are back in the same position!

While we won’t give away any of our trade secrets, we would like to give you 3 often overlooked pointers in regards to getting your business on the front page of the Google Map.

  1. You must have a completed Google Maps profile – It’s highly unlikely you will have great results without a completed profile including proper category selection, description and images.
  2. Have your customers leave reviews – notice we didn’t say add your own reviews? Give Google some credit. They can tell if all three of the reviews you added 3 days ago are from the same ip address. They can also tell that for the past 90 days you have had no reviews and suddenly you have 13 reviews.
  3. Hire and SEO firm, but get references – If you hire an SEO company to help get you to the top, ask for samples of their work. how competitive is the industry. Go to the second page of the map, scroll down and see how many other results there are. For example, any SEO firm could help a business get listed on the map for: “mobile home repair odessa tx” (1 result).
  4. Here’s a bonus….be patient! – I know it’s difficult because you want your company on the map immediately, but Google is not so easily manipulated.

We realize we haven’t even scratched the surface of what Google is looking for, but at least you will have a start. At MapTraffic.net, we have identified 26 points which Google considers regarding where you rank on the map. We also know that from time to time they like to shake things up. When that happens, we simply go to work testing to see which of those components they are now giving more weight o and make the appropriate adjustments. At MapTraffic.net we guarantee your business a first page listing on the map within 60 days, or we refund ALL your money, and that guarantee is for 3 out of 5 keywords! Call 888–Map-Map1 today for more info.

Google Maps – Huge SEO Benefit For Local Business Owners

Google Maps Search Engine Optimization

Google Maps Search Engine Optimization

Managing a business at any level means that you are facing new challenges every day. When you are running a business, you know that it takes quite some time to make yourself known in the market and get yourself adjusted to the business environment. It’s time you move the world wide web in order to successfully implement your company. This means to make use of SEO, or as it’s known in the web marketing and web promotion industry, Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

The higher your rank on a search engine, the easier it will be for others to find you online. This will result in the public becoming more familiar with the product or service you offer, and, accordingly, more business and profit for you as opposed to your competitors. There are many advantages and benefits of search engine optimization, because having your business outsourced to a SEO will not bring your worth down at any point, but it will, in fact, relieve you from most of the tension.

Of course, in order to benefit from SEO, you need to consider a number of factors, and before hiring any SEO company, there are things you must think through. To optimize the quality this will help you. Through devoted web masters, you can standardize and optimize your webpages, if you take advantage of experienced, SEO service providers.

Is Your Business on the Google Map?

One of the greatest benefits of getting your business outsourced to a SEO based company is that you can improve and increase your presence on the internet, and on Google in particular, and in this way reach millions of people and promote your business in multiple ways. If you appear on Google maps, you will be visible to millions and possibly billions of people all around the world. The way your business listings appear on the internet all depends on the way you appear to Google. You will be able to appear on the internet more prominently through a good SEO package of services such as the local map listing service offered through MapTraffic.net. The best methodology is through Google Map SEO. A good SEO specialist will focus primarily on Google Map Optimization and on trusted and proven tactics or strategies to improve your search results. This might appear to be simple, but it requires lots experience, practice and technical knowledge of the internet and web linking.

If you are struggling to increase web presence, consider getting an SEO service to increase your site’s ranking and its web presence. You will be exposed to a number of SEO techniques that enable you to have an improved way of enhancing your business and letting your product or service reach more people than you think possible, at any time of day. Ready to get started? Call 888-Map-Map1