‘Google local’ is a free service that allows any business with a physical location to be found on Google. A Google local listing is much like a yellow pages listing- contains a business name, address, and phone number in a clear format for quick retrieval.
Google Places Optimization for Local Business
When searching in Google for a place of business or particular service, often the Google local listings show up for you. Since Google only displays 9 local listings in the search results, not all businesses in the area can be shown.
What determines which businesses are displayed in these top 9 local listings depends on a variety of factors. GetRanked1st can optimize your website to allow your businesses’ listing to be shown in the top 9 Google local search results for your chosen keywords.
Since Google local listings often take up most of the area in a Google search result, it is important to have your business listed there. Alot of times, it’s MORE important to be listed in the Google local results than it is to be listed in the organic search results.