Monday, May 10, 2010

Google Places Alert - Add Links to Your Google Places Listing

Started to see info about this a week ago when we reported that Google Places would allow links to a restaurant menu or a hotel reservation desk. Some wondered then whether this would be expanded.  Apparently there was no expansion necessary.  But in another example of Google being a monster version of Mario Bros, we just need to figure this stuff out for ourselves.  Thus, put any link you want.  The obvious links would be anything that isn't your website and things in your website that you would like to point to directly. 

So blogs, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, MySpace (who?), Meetup pages would all be examples of pages outside your website that could be linked.  As far as inside is concerned, you might want to point to specific products, brands, services, specials, biographies of leadership.  The list could go on and on. 

To add these links you merely access your Places listing by going back to your Google Account.  Next hit the edit link.  All the way at the bottom of the form you will see the Additional Details Section.  You add the link just as I have done for Montrose Bike's Blog.

1 comment:

Walt Goshert said...


Great advice. Make use of the Additional Details section on the GP listings claim to list brand names, trademarked services, or other keyword descriptions of products/services you offer, along with link back to your site.