Well, we all knew it would be just a matter of time until Google figured out a way to monetize their Google Map. For many business owners this may be the best chance they have at getting listed on the map. All across the net, people are asking, “How can I get listed on Google maps“. Well, here is an answer…
Tags: Now in 11 cities
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 3:25 PM
Last week we announced that our new ads offering, Tags, would be rolling out to additional cities. Now business owners in San Jose, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Washington DC, San Diego, Seattle, Boulder, Chicago, San Francisco and Mountain View can sign up for Tags from their Google Places accounts.
You’ll notice that we’ve added Mountain View, CA to the list of cities participating in the trial. Because we are still tweaking the product a bit, we thought we’d make it available in our hometown so we can get quick feedback as we work on new features.
For those who are not yet familiar with Tags, for a $25/month flat fee businesses can opt to add a yellow tag to their Google Places listing that highlights a particular aspect of their business. The tag options today include coupons, photos, videos, menu, reservation, website, and driving directions. In a couple of weeks we will launch a new tag type: “post to your Place Page,” a freeform text field in which a business owner can highlight a custom message announcing a sale or an upcoming event.
One thing is for sure. when it comes to our city, we will give it a try. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Google AdWords works for many business models. Paid advertising on Google Maps will certainly help increase traffic for many local business owners. Of course, we still think the simple and most affordable way to get on the map is by simply giving us a call at MapTraffic.net. Call 888-Map-Map1 for a guaranteed “front page” listing on the map.