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5 reasons why you MUST claim your Google Places
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5 reasons why you MUST claim your Google Places

Something that has been really bugging me lately is that I am seeing quite a few of our clients Google Places pages targeted by outsiders who are out to benefit from their ignorance. Some of these customers have been ranking Number 1 in their local area for their particular keywords when suddenly they drop off the map. How could they drop off the map? Well, sadly, if you haven't claimed your Google Places page, then other people can access it and make changes to it - and some of these are malicious attacks. Once you have claimed it, only you can make changes to the listing.

5 reasons why you should claim your place

1.  Prevent malicious attacks. If you claim your place you can then stop people trying to maliciously damage your business. Claiming your Google Places page is very easy to do - don't put it off or it could be used against you.

2. Stop someone else claiming it. If you claim your page then you can stop someone else claiming it. It is not uncommon for people to claim someone else's page. If they do then it is time consuming to get it back. If you claim your own page in the first page then this shouldn't be an issue.

3. Increase your rankings. Google likes it if you claim your page. If you claim your page then it is likely that it is going to improve your rankings.

4. Easy way to get local traffic. It's a really easy way to get good local traffic to your website. Once you have claimed your page do a little bit of optimisation to your page and it should give you a nice little boost in traffic.

5. It's really easy to do. It takes about 5 minutes to claim it and once you have done it you can get some great benefits and avoid some big problems.

If you're a 123 2 WEB customer and are unsure about how to claim and make the most of your Google Places page, give us a call on 02 8034 3350.

Date posted: 2012-02-12 | posted by: 1232blog



Comments

This is great advice, I have seen a number of sites attacked and their rankings end up dropping.
Date: 2012-04-16 | comment by: Asbestos Removal Sydney


I see lots of small businesses that don't bother to claim their site. These days it is a bit of a no brainer if you ask me.
Date: 2012-04-21 | comment by: John


I am going to claim mine today !
Date: 2012-04-21 | comment by: Alice


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