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Google Places is a free service that offers a wide range of mapping functionalities. While Google is making them available from everywhere, it will take some time before this free service is available around the entire globe. You can get the additional information from Google at the following link: http://www.google.com/support/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=168339 As of this writing on June 13, 2010, there are 66 countries listed below in alphabetical order where Google Places is available. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for any changes to this list. Angola Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Bermuda Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile China Croatia Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Egypt Finland France Gabon Germany Greece Greenland Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan Kenya Korea Dem. People’s Rep. L... (more)

Local Business Listing: A Marketing Opportunity and a Security Challenge

Local business listings began with a basic business directory more than a decade ago. Chances are, your business has a local listing wherever you have a physical address location. Check it out — go to Google, type in your company name. You’ll probably see a map locating your business and an address. Of course all you may find other information too. Local business listings are treated passively by many businesses. But that could be a mistake. You’ve probably read that prospects have something specific in mind when they are shopping. So try this test. Go back to Google, type in the... (more)

Local Business Listing Optimization Becomes Important for All Businesses

You may have noticed that a Google search result now shows the local map on the right side and the local listings (aka as Google Places at Google) are part of the organic search results. If you follow the evolution of local business listings on search engines since 2007 you will find that this local marketing tool is invaluable to any business. The disappointing issue is that most businesses have not tapped into this local marketing tool. While the industry is 3 years ahead of businesses, the businesses that are dependent upon the local geography for their revenue are unclear th... (more)

Get Your Business Ranked At Google Without A Website

What if you could be on the major search engines without a website? Yes, it is possible with Local Business Listings! Traditional businesses that are dependent upon the local economy can now we ranked on the search engines without a website! The search engine Local Business Listing is how you can use the Internet to generate sales. This is a service that is a part of Google Local Business Listing via Google Maps, Yahoo Local Listing and Bing Local Listing. In summary this is your free yellow page listings by with many websites including the major search engines. You might ask you... (more)

New Online Marketing Option For Small Businesses

.BIRMINGHAM, MI – January 4, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) – An affordable local business listing package, offered by SmartFinds Internet Marketing, is allowing small businesses to reduce the cost of yellow page ads. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on mobile devices. The additional benefits include adding coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos while changing them anytime. – something you cannot do with your yellow page ad. SmartFinds Internet Marketing launched the SmartFinds Lo... (more)