Claiming your Google Place

One of the most important things you can do is claim your business on Google Places and add as much information as possible, including photos and video. If you haven’t done it, go to maps.google.com, enter your practice name and find your practice listing, and when you open it, in the upper right hand corner (like in this page shown) you’ll see “business owner?” Click on that, and they will lead you through the steps to take ownership and edit the info. This is a must- do for every business.

After you claim your page you will want to delete other google places pages that are associated with your business address, google penalizes places with multiple businesses operating out of a single address.

Once you’ve done this, this specific URL is where you want to send your patients to review you on Google.

About Fred Joyal

I am the Co-Founder of 1-800-DENTIST, and author of the book Everything Is Marketing: the Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth. I have worked in the dental industry for 26 years, and have helped thousands of practices grow with new patients and with marketing guidance. I speak all over the country on dental marketing, social media and practice management. Find me on Google Plus.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Advertising, Dental Marketing, Online Reviews, Social Media, Websites and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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