Google Places is very important to your business. As a “vendor” in your community, whether you’re a business, church, preschool or day care facility, you simply must show up on the Google map when people search for your keywords. For example, if you have a local day care in Raleigh and you want people to find you on the web when they search “Daycare in Raleigh, NC” if you’ve registered with Google Places not only will a pin be dropped on the map, but your customers can leave Google Reviews about your organization.
Today, I worked with a MemberHub customer who needed to register their weekday educational ministry (early childhood learning center) program as a separate listing in Google Places from the church they’re affiliated with. You see the program has it’s own website (which we built for them, by the way) and it’s own contact informaiton. It has “customers” and they are wise enough to get a professional website, use teacher-parent communication software AND…make sure they show up on the Google map!
It Took Less than 15 Mintues
What follows is a story of the various screens that show you just how easy it was to register their program with Google Places.