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Dave Trosdahl – Owner of MapTraffic.net

Hello and welcome. This is Dave Trosdahl, I am the owner of MapTraffic.net and I would like to use my own two websites as examples, I am also the owner of two personal sites. If you Google terms related to their industries like duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, furnace repair, dryer vent cleaning and so on. You will be able to see that they are both listed way high on the top of the map in Minneapolis and usually one of them is in the first place. I’d, love to get you some great results for your for your website so. Please give us a call (888) 627-6271. We’ll look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

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