offers Google Business Listing Tutorial to Local Businesses

A Google business listing is key to top rankings for local businesses and a free online tutorial shows them how to do it correctly.

Online PR News – 12-January-2011 – – The Google business listing, also known as Google Places is something every local business should be making use of to get themselves a featured position in the world's number one search engine.

Stephen Dayton, owner of, a Google Places small business marketing provider in Bothell, WA. says “There are numerous reasons as to why local business should claim their listing including keeping someone else from high-jack it. There are stories galore of someone hijacking another businesses listing then offering to sell it back to them for a large sum of money. Sometimes the listing is hijacked from a competitor to sabotage their business reputation and the original owner is completely unaware of it until well after the damage has been done.”

Claiming a Google business listing also allows businesses a chance to list a bevy of information about themselves and creates uniformity of their information around the web. Owners can also add a rebuttal to bad reviews and gets their business into all kinds of other directories and mobile devices by default such as OnStar, TomTom GPS, Blackberry, the iPhone and more.

Unfortunately many businesses though don’t know how to claim their Google Places listing or how to fill it out and rank high. That’s why has created a Google business listing tutorial to teach business owners how to do just that.

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