Get On The Google Map

Discover how to get ranked on the Google Map in your area!

One of the most common questions that we get from Contractors & Home Services professionals is, “how do I get my contracting company to show up on that map?". Below is my Google Places Strategy that has helped get my clients to page one on Google search engines for their services in their local area:

Fundamentals of Getting Ranked on the Google Map

  • Claim your Google Places Page. To claim your local listing on Google, you need to visit Click here for step-by-step instructions for claiming your Google Places Page.
  • Build out your Google+ Local Page. Add your website address. This will create an important inbound link. Upload PHOTOS, AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. Use personal photos: pictures of yourself (the owner), your staff, the office, trucks, company logo, coupons, and your work. People connect and resonate with other people. Leverage that in your Map Listing. Upload a video if you have one. If you don't, get one made! List your hours of operation and the services you offer. Add a Coupon. Click here for ideas on how to Optimize your Google Places Account.
  • Update your website from an SEO perspective. By completing the necessary on-page SEO updates, you can significantly increase your placement in the map listings. Click here for my SEO Strategy for Contractors.
  • Develop your N.A.P. Name, Address, Phone Number Profile (N.A.P.) with consistency via citation development.
  • Get Reviews! A major component of placement in the Google Map listings is the number of quality reviews your company has received. Put a procedure in place to consistently solicit reviews from your happy customers. We help our clients train their employees to keep their eyes and ears open for Happy Customers, and then provide them with a “Share The Love Card”. This is a simple business card with a link to their Google Places page where they can quickly log-in and write a positive review for the business.

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