New Google Places Search Functionality

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New Google Places Search Functionality

If you’ve done a search on Google recently you’ll notice that the results page is evolving. The Google Places feature has been enhanced, and now local business listings show up with more detail than ever before. This detail includes additional review sites, such as Yelp, Doctor Base and much more. In short, your Google local business listing is much more important.

Google is now more effectively showing local search results for general search queries. For example, if you search for “Indian food” or “museums” you will see that a prominent section of the results page shows local businesses. This has existed in the past; however, Google’s Places functionality has evolved to now incorporate up to 50 million places.

So what does this mean to you and your practice?
1) Your local business listing needs to be well optimized: make sure your keywords are used in the correct places
2) You need reviews: not just on Google, but also Yelp, DoctorBase, etc.
3) You need a complete profile: you need to have videos and images in your local business profile

If you have any questions about the new Google Places functionality and how it could affect your listing contact Turbo Social Media today. We’d be happy to give you a free analysis of your local business listing in Google Places. You can reach us at 877-673-7096 x708.

By | 2016-12-23T12:42:31+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Cosmetic Dentist Marketing, Cosmetic Surgeon Marketing, SEO|0 Comments

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Tom joined Matt in 2010, helping co-found Turbo Medical Marketing. As COO, Tom oversees all production and works directly with both the executive team and the Account Managers. Tom has helped to formulate systems and processes for sales, business development, internal marketing, service offerings, client intake, and employee hiring and training. You can get a sense of Tom's marketing knowledge, as well as pick up some marketing tips and insights, by checking out the Turbo blog that he contributes to weekly. Tom has also spoken at several aesthetic conferences in the past about topics ranging plastic surgery technology to mobile marketing. Tom received his B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a former collegiate rugby player and he enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking, and playing with his dog Yogi in his spare time. He's also a mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in Charleston. Tom lives with his wife Lindsay in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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