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How is Your Google Places Page Treating You?

So it has been about 6 months now since the Google Places splash. And while many of you have gotten out in front of the curve and been rewarded with some of that great free traffic Google Places brings, I want to ask how many of you have any user reviews yet…real user reviews?

Do you have one? Do you have five, ten or one hundred? Or do you still have none?

If you still have none, you better get to work. Google Places is there to help bring you free leads but you have to work to get them, and soliciting reviews from your clients or customers is part of that effort.

You have to understand that your Google Places page has to be a living, breathing resource. It is not meant to “set it and forget it.” Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to monitor it every day, but left too long with no attention and Google will kick your page to the digital curb. So you want to make sure you get over there and update any new products or services you offer or add a few pictures or links to your videos on YouTube.com.

In other words, do something!

This is going to be a short post because I want you to spend some time working on your Places page. Go upload a new picture of video. Or maybe update your location or your phone number. Or God forbid you reach out to a few of your clients or customers and get yourself a review!

4 responses to “How is Your Google Places Page Treating You?”

  1. Shawn Warren Avatar
    Shawn Warren

    Funny you should mention this Darren, I am totally frustrated and appalled at Google’s incompetency to deal and or provide a viable solution to a problem I have experienced these last 6 months on my places page. Edit the info or update has only succeeded in Google effing my places page up more. It took well over 6 months to finally get something change, but in the processed Google places has screwed up my picture display. Support is a freaking joke only to succeed in a generic canned response from some scripted BS informing me I should contact the verified owner. Duh, I am the verified owner!

    I could go on and list 6 areas they have fallen short in adequately remedying an obvious efff up on there part.

    This was my rant and thorn in my side. Google Places is on my poopy list

    1. Darren Avatar

      That stinks. Yeah, the trade-off to traffic is the no support thing. Maybe we can take a peak together and see what is going on.

  2. Wendy Lee Avatar
    Wendy Lee

    I too have had problems with being able to keep my Google Places active. They keep saying that my account is not meeting the guidelines, but everything is accurate, the name, address, phone number, website. I can’t figure it out and you can’t ask them, they just say it does not meet the guidelines, they don’t say what the problem is! Thank you so much for your help. I love Google Places and I just don’t understand this part! Have a great day Darren.