If you sit down and think about it, Google is everywhere- smartphones, laptops, tablets, offices, cars and most importantly- in the hands of your consumers.
Keeping that in mind, and adding in the fact that one out of five searches on Google are related to location, Google Places is a great tool to have for your business.
Google Places helps your business get found by location. Since one out of five searches are related to location, it makes it important that Google knows where your business is!
Why should I get Google Places?
97% of customers search for local businesses online
Show them exactly where you are with a Google Places Page
Google Places provides very useful information about who is visiting the Place page and where they are searching from
Knowing this information can help you decide on marketing strategies, and learn more about the people who are looking for you.
It gives the searcher a quick snapshot of a business including the address, reviews, products and services, hours of operation, photos and other things that someone might want to know about a business
Making it easy for your customers to find the information they want will make them like you more. In turn increasing the possibility they will come to your store, or call you for more information.
Google Places is a great way to build an online presence, even if your company hasn’t got a website!
Colors schemes are available on the Enhanced versions of CityDirect.info pages.
The easiest way to log in to change your color scheme is to sign-in to your Account Overview in Centerpointe.
1. Once there you want to select “edit” your Organization Location Details
2. In your Branding section select “Click here to select a colour scheme that best matches your organization’s branding.”
3. Select the satellite button beside the color scheme that you want to use.
4. Scroll down to the bottom and select “Save Changes…” Remember, Centrepointe sessions time out after 45 min.
You will be returned to your Organization/Location Details pages. To return to your Account Overview scroll down to the bottom and select “Preview Edits” and then “Save and return to account overview.”
“Last Updated On” Date, “Verified Authentic Page Published by Owner” label and Merit Badges added to each Product Page
Now: These improvements will be added to each of the Product Pages (Start, Profile, Brands, Contact etc.)
With the addition of “Last Updated On” date and Merit Badges onto product pages, Business Members are now being encouraged to update more than just their Listings.
Placing this date on each Product Page lets users see how current the information is on each individual page. This being said, the Merit Badges also change from page to page, depending on the date of the last update.
Just as on the Listings, the breakdown of the Merit Badges is as follows:
The “Verified Authentic Page Published by Owner” label identifies pages that are managed and maintained by actual businesses and organizations. Similar to the “Verified Listings Published by Owner”, this label builds trust, credibility and shows that you are paying attention to your listings.
Pencil icons link directly to the associated form in Centrepointe
By clicking on the pencil icon, Business Members are prompted to login to their account and are then taken directly to the part of Centrepointe that allows them to edit the content associated with the placement of the pencil.
For example, clicking on the pencil in the Contact section of the page, will take the Business Member to the form in Centrepointe that edits the details of the Organization Location, including location and contact information.