Friday, November 13, 2009


Google Maps is an easy interface connecting the consumer and seller. With the evolution of internet the ways of marketing the business has changed. Google Maps is a service used by many perspective clients in search of an authentic seller for their product. Hence, it is tool which should be used by every small business owner.
Introduction: Google Maps
If you are small businessman who needs advertising for his business, then you must have spent a lot of time in search for business directories service and yellow page directory. However you need to get the maximum leverage for each penny you spend on such marketing service. But I think you will like if such a marketing facility can be free. Google has come to your rescue again. Google providing a large number of facilities to its user has added another helpful feature. Google search is great and so are its other products. Google provides a great product named Google Maps. Google Maps is a mapping service in which user can navigate to place they want to visit virtually.
Google Maps is actually a directory storing the maps of various places and contact details of sellers. On registering with this service you get exposure to hundreds of buyers who are looking for the product you sell.
What Google Maps is used for?
I personally use Google Maps for searching places, getting directions from and to a place. In short it is used for business advertising. The keyword entered by user on Google search is matched with your profiles details like contact information, products you sell and business you are in. If a match is found the result is displayed to the user. If a user clicks on a particular business he can see the map which can be zoomed for further details. In addition to this he can view the contact details of the business and get direction to that place.
Note: Google Maps can be used on mobile for US users. User need to type Google and the type of business he is looking for and send it. He receives a reply to his query within minutes of sending. If you java enabled you can use Google Map on your mobile to get directions to that place.
Get Listed on Google Maps
If you know how to use a service of Google properly then you will never face problem of getting traffic. You need to know the tricks of the trade. If you are with Google traffic will flow to your website. However, to achieve you need to follow all the guidelines and provide the correct information. Here the steps you need to follow.
• Visit Google’s Local Business Center. Click on Add a new business. On clicking this you will asked to provide all the personal information.
• On submitting personal details you will be asked to provide your business information like the business you deal in, form of payments, contact details and categories.
• On submitting this information you need to confirm your account which can be through phone call or Text message.
• You will receive a key through text message or voice call. Enter the pin received in the confirmation box.
Congratulations you are now registered with the Google business center. See your business growing like never before.

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