4) Google Maps/Local Places

Ranking highly in Google’s local results is extremely important for local companies. What can be frustrating for a company is ranking #1 in the organic results but not appearing in the local internet listings at all! What’s even more irritating is that some of the local competition results ranking above you don’t even link to an official website: You could easily be shoved off the local listings by a Google Maps or Mapquest competitor!

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