If you're not on Google Places, and listing all the information you can, you're missing out.
Google Places funnels into Google Maps, GOOG411 and helps your search engine optimization (SEO).
On your Google Places page you should be listing your logo, videos, coupons, customer testimonials, links back to your web site, all the relevant contact information and of course a description of what you do. Place a link to your Flickr account too.
There's a lot more to getting yourself out there than just having a web site. You need to make sure you're linked on other sites, that your company has a FaceBook fan page, a Twitter account and you yourself are using LinkedIn. You also need to keep all of those things updated with relevant information. The more people that read your stuff the more people are seeing your name, seeing your logo, hearing your information and become aware of you. If people aren't aware of you, why would they hire you, use your product or service? They wouldn't. Think of the big successful brands both local and national. Everybody knows them, they've got commercials, bill boards, coupons in the mail, web sites, FaceBook pages, etc.
What's that? It sounds like a lot of work? Well, yeah, it is,
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OK, so FaceBook made their huge announcements this week with all their great new features for web sites. In turn, they also made a lot of information available to any web site that asks. I've seen a lot of posts on FaceBook over the last few hours telling everyone to shut off certain settings regarding personalization. So, I thought I'd take a second to explain how this works and that you need not worry!
FaceBook does provide information to any web site that asks FaceBook for it, about any person
There is a lot of talk out there about Social Media, what you may not understand is how to use Social Media with your own web site. So we're going to give you some tips.
First, in case you're not aware Social Media means the social networking sites such as FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn.
In our experience, the best tools are FaceBook and Twitter, and in that order. Before you setup these accounts/pages you need to have a purpose for them. Simply getting everyone to be your fan on FaceBook and setting up a twitter account and following 6 million people won't do much for you. Yes you need to get fans and followers but, more importantly you need a reason for them to want to see your updates. You can use those tools to announce special offers, sales, new products
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