Getting Listed on Google Local Business Results

If you own a website or a business, surely you want your listing to appear alongside the other Local Business Results when someone searches on Google for term relevant to your business. These listings are placed above the normal search engine results. Having your website added is extra promotion of your business at no cost to you.


Visit the following url to add your business Google’s Local Business Center:

http://www.google.com/local/add

To add your business, click on the + Add new listing and enter your website’s information.

Once you’ve entered your information you’ll need to validate the submission by either phone which I find to be immediate (the phone rang a few seconds after I finished, don't close that page!) or by postal mail.  Postal mail takes about 2 weeks.  Before you know it you’re website will be listed in the local business results.

Here is where Google is talking about it on their own blog,

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/google-becomes-more-local.html