Step 1 - Register for a Google+ Business Account.
Step 2 - Register Your Business with Business Directories.
Step 3 - Generate some Monthly Content.
Step 4 - Get Some Positive Reviews.


Step 1 - Register for a Google+ For Business Account.
Start by registering your Business for a Google+ Business Account. It is 100% free and is the foundation of local search results. Follow this link to get started : Google+ Business Registration Page. Once registered be sure to fill out your profile as much as possible and include as much content and information about your business as you can.


Step 2 - Register Your Business with Business Directories.
Registered your business under as many reputable business directories as possible. Do not register for a 100 directories in one week but spread them out and do around 2-3 a month. Make sure they are reputable directories and make sure they give you an option to include a link to your website. It is the link to your website inside the directory listing that is the most important part.
Here are few to help get you started :
  1. Facebook
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Yellowpages.com
  4. Yelp
  5. Local.com
  6. WhitePages.com
  7. CitySearch


Step 3 - Generate some Monthly Content.
At least twice a month create a new post on your google+ business page with relevant content and include a link back to your business website for an added bonus. This helps to show Google you are active within the google+ community and helps to increase your local search ranking. Be sure to include pictures and videos when possible. For best results create a blog or write an article on your website then create a Google+ post linking to the article or blog post.

Step 4 - Get Some Positive Reviews.
Encourage your customers or clients to leave a review on your Google+ business page. A good way to accomplish this is to include a link to your google+ business page in the footer of all your emails with some simple text like " Please help give us feedback by reviewing our service/product on Google".


Bonus Tip: The Google 3 Pack Rule
The Google 3 Pack Rule is simple. Only the top 3 results in local search results are displayed on the first page. In order to see the other listings you must either click the "show more results" link or click on the map. This means you should strive for a top 3 position in your local search results in order to receive a first page impression. If you would like to know more about Search Engine Optimization please subscribe to our newsletter or give us a call for a free consultation.

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