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Local SEO – Benefits of Google Places

If your company mainly deals with customers from your local area, then you need to ask your search engine optimisation company about Google Places. Over 30% of all searches in Google have local intent – and for these searches Google is now showing Google Places, or Google Maps results ahead of the organic search results. From an SEO perspective, Google Places uses a different algorithm to Google’s usual results and if you want to be ahead of the competition, you need a company that can get you found.


These results are becoming even more important as more and more people are searching for local businesses using their smart phones. I myself have recently visited a shoe shop, 3-4 restaurants, several cafes, a garage and a butcher – all of which I searched for on my iPhone, I simply went into Google maps and typed in ‘butcher’ or ‘garage’. The companies that came up got my business, the ones that didn’t missed out. Is this happening in your business?

Your customers are looking for you. Can they find you?

JDR have now worked on over a hundred Google Places campaigns for local businesses, we have kept ahead of the changes and can help you achieve high rankings in a short space of time, to find out more get in touch on 01332 343281 or request a free SEO report and learn how many people are looking for you, where you rank, and how to get to the top position and dominate your competitors

To find out more about JDR's SEO and internet marketing services go to the search engine marketing page or contact us in our Derby office on 01332 343281 or via our contact page

Article by Will Williamson

NB Since this article was posted, Google has integrated Google Places with Google Plus to create Google Plus local business pages.

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