Claim Your Business At Google Places – It’s Free

Google has just announced they are willing to photograph the inside of your business for free and add the photos to your Google Places page. They are starting off in five areas in the US. But why wait?

If you haven’t already done so, go to Google Places and click on the Get Started button under “Claim your business listing on Google – for free”.

Add as much information about your local business as you can, including hours of operation, credit cards accepted and especially some photos, including inside shots. If you can’t take decent pictures yourself hire a local photographer. The money spent should be well worth it.

During the process Google will call your business number and provide you with a PIN to confirm you actually own the business.

The result will look something like the picture below…

Google Places provides results

Google Search, Google Maps and Google Places are all becoming intertwined and it’s up to you to take the necessary steps to claim your business to promote it online.

Once you’re done, move on to claim your business at Yahoo Local and the Bing Places for Business.

More Info on Google Places:
Getting More From Your Google Place Page
Local Product Listings on Google Place Pages