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Google Locals

Claiming your local business in Google Maps Listing is a must for today’s local businesses. By claiming your listing you increase your company’s visibility on a local Google search which can mean more business.

Here’s how it works:

1. go to : http://maps.google.com/

2. in the Google Maps type in your business name and the city it is located in

3. next to your business listing click on more info

4. in the upper right corner click on Business Owner?

5. sign into your GMail account, if you do not have one follow this link

6. click on Edit My Business Listing, then continue and fill out the necessary info about your company

7. Google will then give you two options to verify your business, click on the phone option

8. after entering your business telephone, Google will place an automatic call and issue a verification code, write down the code and enter into your account.

9. you have now claimed your Google Business listing, which will help you rank better in local searches

10. to increase your local search position, have loyal customers give you a good Google Review


  1. December 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Great tutorial. Worked like a charm.

    Thanks PJ!

    Bob Peak
    Prematech Machine Tools

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