The Importance of Claiming Your Google Places Listing If You Are A Business

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M.J. Curtiss from Web Marketing Partners presented a program to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce about the importance of claiming your Google Places listing if you are a business. the free service provide a mobile friendly mini web site with photos, video and coupons as well as a tracking dash board.

Newport Beach Ca.
February 9th 2011
The Newport Radisson Hotel

Melissa J. Curtiss Managing Partner of Web Marketing Partners, a marketing firm in Newport Beach that specializes in web based marketing for businesses, provided a presentation including a video about claiming a Google Places listing for your business to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce at their monthly meeting. The video provided a step by step demonstration of how to claim a free listing for a business and also highlighted some of the features the listing offers businesses. Once a business has claimed their listing they can create their own coupon, add videos and photos of their business, display a special bar code for mobile devices and track search interaction with their listing using a built in dash board. The Google Places listings are completely mobile friendly and all of the information can be easily viewed on any mobile device. “..because Google now sets your location automatically when you conduct a search, based upon your IP address..” Curtiss said “..this brings customers and clients almost to your door step..”She went on to say “that this is a great free tool that any business can use to enhance their online presence ...” Curtiss is also the author of The Guide To Marketing Your Business Online, which is now available at

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