Make Your Google Local Listing “Stand Out” For $25 Per Month

It was not the question of “if” but rather “when” would Google finally monetize on their “free” service called Googe Places (aka “Google Local Ads” and “Google Local Business Center”). If you have not logged into your account today, there is a surprise waiting for you. Google is offering you to “yellow tag” some features on your listing for a flat $25 per month fee. Depending on your choice, a yellow tag will appear in your listing, which should encourage internet users visit your website, browse your business’ photos and videos or read the “Google place posts“:

I was trying to find, without any success, a business using this new “advertising” opportunity with Google. Maybe because it is new.

Should you jump on using this new “yellow tagging” advertising? It all depends. If your listing is already getting good results, above described yellow tag can draw more eye-balls to your listing. The good news is that you can give it a try for one month to see how well will it work for your business.

Have you seen these “yellow tags” around yet?

UPDATE, June 25, 2010: Apparently Google has been rolling out tags from city to city since April 20, 2010. I understand, however, that at this time not every one has this option in their Google Places Accout… yet.

4 Responses to “Make Your Google Local Listing “Stand Out” For $25 Per Month”

  1. I haven’t seen any of these around yet. I like it when businesses are listed on Google maps as it makes it easier when I’m looking for a company’s address and website. I reccomend this for any business. I don’t know whether I’d necessarily be more inclined to click through to their site, simply because of a yellow flag though. Maybe when it becomes more mainstream and I could see the benefits and added features of the paid listings I might.

  2. You also need to keep in mind that this effect will be shown whenever your search results are affected by the geo filters. I think it would be interesting to test it. I might be writing about this more, hopefully after some testing… Thanks for stopping by “Temporary Tatoos” :)

  3. Yes I agree with this it will probably affect the results in google search too. But this may be a good thing afterall.

  4. Gabriel says:

    If you pay 25$ of course it will effect the results on Google. They are not on this business for charity.

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