Listing your business on Google Places is probably the best Local Search Engine Optimization factor you implemented. It is a place where you can enlist your business name, address and Google shall display your business for particular keywords. With Google Places, users are permitted to place a review for your business too! It’s a great way to get popular on local searches and if your actual target for marketing is local.
Well, sometimes, there are businesses that move locations. In such cases, what are business owners to do? Well, Google suggests that you mark your business as closed and open a new one on Google places! This created a lot of debates in the world of Search Engine Optimization. The very first concern was about local places reviews. If a Google Place is marked as closed, all the reviews are lost. With Google places, creating a new business listing means loss of old data. There have been talks about the tag “We’ve Moved” and then changing the address. But no definite news yet – so, let’s wait for further news. Until then this is what we have.
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