Posts Tagged ‘Google Places’

Place Optimization: Sample Place SEO

October 28, 2010

With the advent of Google Place Search, won’t the practice of Place SEO soon follow?

Pounding away at national and local online marketing for longer than I care to remember, it now appears my work hasn’t been in vain.

In the sample Google Places page below (reached from an incognito browser), both my Google Adwords paid search ad and my Google Places listing sit atop Google’s new Places results page.

Place SEO

Place SEO

A quick check of several other keywords relevant to my business produced similar results.

As an added bonus, my expanded paid and organic place results occupy roughly 50% of the available screen real estate above the fold.

From a marketer’s perspective, it looks like everything has fallen into place – the right place.

AdWords Editor 8.0.1 Now Supports Location Extensions

September 3, 2010

From the Adwords Editor Advisory Staff:

In order to make it easier for you to manage your account and take advantage of location extensions, we’re releasing a new version of AdWords Editor, 8.0.1, for Windows and Mac.

AdWords Editor 8.0.1 now supports location extensions, our new and improved way to run local ads. To support this change, we’ve transitioned the local business ads in your AdWords account to ads that are compatible with location extensions, added the Extensions tab in the AdWords Editor interface, and removed the Local Business Ads tab. This new Extensions tab should help make it easy for you to create and manage your location extensions.

To manage your Adwords location extensions in AdWords Editor start by linking your campaign to a Google Places account. You can then use AdWords Editor to download and manage the business locations associated with that Google Places account.

Follow the steps below to sync one or more Google Adwords campaigns with Google Places:

Sync Campaigns With Google Places

Sync Campaigns With Google Places

To learn more about all of the new features in Adwords Editor version 8.0.1, such as support for campaigns using target CPA and enhanced CPC bidding options, read the release notes at Adwords Editor 8.0.1.

OneBox Results With Google Places

August 9, 2010

This type of Google OneBox result may have been live for a while but today was the first time I noticed it.

OneBox with Google Places

OneBox with Google Places

How long have “Place Pages” been live in Google’s OneBox search results?

Google Places Google Tags Offer

July 18, 2010

Get 30 days of Free Advertising with Google Tags.

Google Places Offer

Google Places Offer