Hopefully, just about every business that wants business (especially local business) will know about the power of Google Places, but if not, well here is just one small example as to why it is so important…
The story is based on personal experience as I needed to pick a place where I could meet my sister so we could hand over a ‘package’ (my father, as he is staying with us for a bit).
My sister was travelling from Kent to Lampeter, so we decided to meet somewhere near Abergevenny, but not in the town as it was too busy and we might miss each other. So we chose Crickhowell,, a little Welsh village. But where to meet there??
This is where Google Places came in, for on the map was a cafe, so we choose that. Sure there are others all about it on the streets, but none of them had a Goolge Place, so we didn’t know they existed.
So, Cafe18 got our business, when otherwise they would have not..
OK, one little visit will not change their business, but imagine the impact over a year or so and under different circumstances for a different business.
It all goes to show that having a Google Places account is something that should not be overlooked.
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