If you have been lucky enough to have your local business listed on Google – Good for you.
Here are several tips and ways to make your business “Bigger” on Google.
Make sure you use Google’s tools from the mapping system for your business and embed them, link to them and get photos from them for your website or blog.
Such as I did here.
I even did a YouTube instructional video about how to embed a Google Business and Local Places Map for some of our Local Businesses.
Google Map Tutorial:
When we had started in the real estate business, google was no where as strong as they are today.
Below are some of the steps I took to obtain the various codes for the map, to use their link, and embed the map’s HTML into this blog post.
The first thing to do is to Find your Business on Google Plus for Businesses:
I just Google’d the brand name for our Santa Clarita real estate team.
REMAX of Santa Clarita
I looked at the top two results on Google Maps and see that my Paris911 Team is just below the main brokerage website.
I then selected the “B” next to the address, 25101 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch CA, with our phone number below it. 661.284.5429
When I passed my cursor over the small balloon, it turned red and I clicked on it.
The map then relocated to the “official google map page” and had my business located with some of the photos and reviews that had been posted.
This is my Official REMAX of Santa Clarita Official Map Page.
After you enjoy all it has to offer, let me get into how to embed it into your blog or website.
Prior to that, let me cover the “share link” function.
First – Let’s find it. You will look to the bottom of the page of where you are seeing your local business rendering on the map.
Toward the right at the bottom of your business being displayed on the Google map, you will see a small “gear”.
Clicking on that will give you some options.
The option on the top is the one you want. “Share or embed map”
The Google Map will then supply you with two options – one for sharing of the link to this map page for your business and the other for embedding of the same into a website or blog.
For the “share link” this is suitable for sharing on Twitter, Facebook and other sites where sharing of links is allowed.
You are also able to take the code, “long or short” and hyperlink it to the text of your choosing in a blog post or on your website -etc.
The other function of this map interface is the “embed map” function.
There are a few choices that you can make while on this page.
You are able to choose one of the preformatted sizes for the Google Map for your Business.
You are also able to enter a custom size.
As I spoke about on the video, most of my blogs render around 800px wide, such as this business blog you are on currently.
That is where a Map of 800px would be the best choice for the rendering of my local Business that is on Google Plus.