How Local Businesses Can Add Themselves To Google City Maps

Seems Google has added maps of local business locations to many of their search results and have pushed results for search results 4-10 below the fold - much to the annoyance of the companies listed there.

The only way to counter this is to get your company in the listings and do it better than your competitors. Google allows companies - in fact encourages them- to add pictures, links and other additional information that can help local business.

The Google Local Business Center
tells people to, "Stand out from your competitors by adding photos, videos and more."

So if you find yourself pushed below the fold, or just want to be the best listing in the group I suggest you make use of this valuable assistance.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.