(Gawkwire.com) – Absolute Placement Today, a leading SEO firm based in Dallas, Texas, has created new services that are designed to boost clients’ online presence by optimizing their businesses for Google Places. The goal is to help clients target their local areas more effectively – without spending money on costly Pay Per Click advertising.

Targeting local markets and searches has become more popular in recent months, thanks to the recent unveiling of “Google Places”. On average, there are 2 million Google searches conducted every minute. Out of those, 20% are related to location – meaning that 400,000 people are looking for local businesses every minute.

Taking advantage of the new focus on local searches, Absolute Placement Today has come up with special tools and techniques to help get its clients’ Google Places listings ranked on the first page of search results.
What is Google Places?

Google Places offers free listings for any business that has a legal, registered address. The typical Google Places listing has a map to the business’ location, its hours of operation, customer reviews, pictures of the business, and a link to the business’ homepage. Google Places categorizes local businesses, neighborhoods, local landmarks, and anything else that may be of interest to internet searchers in the area. Plus, with a listing in Google Places, businesses are automatically entered into Google Maps.

For every applicable search, Google Places listings come up ahead of traditional websites – meaning that Google Places listings are the first thing internet searchers see when they are looking for something local. With a high-ranking Google Places listing, businesses no longer need to spend money on Pay Per Click advertising.

While getting a Google Places listing is free, getting the listing placed on the first page of search results is not as easy. The most Google Places listings that will show up in a single search is 7 – meaning that the vast majority of businesses will never make it onto page one.

Similar to traditional SEO, optimizing for Google Places requires careful keyword research and proper on-page optimization. That’s why Absolute Placement Today is offering its new and existing clients specialized optimization services that were designed solely for success on Google Places.

The optimization techniques being used at Absolute Placement Today are not region or industry-specific. In fact, the new services are designed to help virtually any client, in any area, in any industry. And, as is the case with all of Absolute Placement Today’s SEO techniques, everything done for clients in Google Places is white-hat and ethical.

The experts at Absolute Placement Today have more than 50 years collective experience. Absolute Placement Today and their team has worked to improve the search engine rankings of more than 12,000 different websites. For more information, log onto http://absoluteplacementtoday.com.



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