Sunday, March 4, 2012

Google Places Tip: How Much Should You Spend to Get A Top Google Places Ranking

Should you spend $1000 a month on Google Places to get a top ranking?  Should you spend $500 a month to maintain a first place ranking for Google Places?  How much is it worth? 

Google Places is the most valuable advertising location available today for small local businesses.  And it is FREE!  But is it really.  Like any free or almost free product or service, there is massive demand for the goodies.  That massive demand has created a groundswell of professional businesses who are working hard to get their clients to better and better rankings.  Some of these companies are total frauds.  Some are only incompetent.  Others do a good job and charge a fair price.  Can you afford to go it alone, and spend nothing to gain a great position on Google Places?

If you choose to Do It Yourself, this blog is for you.  If you think it would be smart to get a pro involved, then check out the video below.  It will help you figure out how much you can afford to spend, or should afford to spend.  20 years ago, you would have been spending $500 to $3000 a month or more for Yellow Pages ads.  Today you are likely spending nothing on YP.  You can and should spend that same $500 to $3000 for Google Places as it will get you even better results than the old printed Yellow Pages.

1 comment:

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