Tip: Does Your Business Have a Google Places Page?

You’ve seen them in search results.  You search for a business and Google presents the normal search results, plus a map with a bunch of pin icons.  These are links to pages on Google Places, a Geo-location feature on Google.

Check our Google Places page (Link will open a new window)

If your business has been established a long time, you may already have a Places page, but you’ll need to claim it, so you can add custom information to suit your own needs.  You can upload a logo, photos, videos and a description of your business.  This is Information Technology that you can use.

I will talk about QR codes in another update.  You may not have heard of them, but they look like this:

QR Code for Proper Tech Google Places Page

QR Code for Proper Tech Google Places Page

If you have a smart phone, check to see if you have a barcode scanner installed.  If not, install one.  You can scan the barcode above with your phone and it will take you directly to our Google Places page.  The reason I bring this up is that most people will be using QR codes like the one above from a smart phone.  If you don’t have a web page that looks good on a mobile device, linking to your Google Places page is the next best thing.  It looks great on a phone, displays your address and phone number and links to your site.  You can even include coupons.

Try to find your Google Places page and claim it.  If it’s not out there, create a new one at Google Places.

If you need assistance with your Internet marketing or have any Information Technology needs, call a computer repair expert in Wichita.  Proper Technology Solutions offers trained and certified networking consultants at affordable rates starting as low as $70/hour.  Call today at (316) 337-5628 and let us help you lower your IT support costs.  After hours? Call us at (316) 210-7112.

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