By Mikal E. Belicove|For Entrepreneur.com|April 20, 2010
Google, which currently owns 65 percent of the search market, has just renamed its Local Business Center
‘Google Places‘ and added a host of new features, demonstrating the behemoth’s ongoing commitment to letting business owners manage their online presence using the world’s No. 1 search engine.
As I’ve written before, you can add your business to the Google Places directory (if it’s not already listed) for free. Whenever someone searches for a product or service that your business provides in that person’s geographical location (zip code or city, state), your listing will be included in the search results.
After validating ownership of your business, you can supplement your business listing with additional information, including a website address, e-mail address, description of your products and/or services offered, hours of operation, payment options, up to 10 photos and more.
Google Places also enables you to…
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