Nearly every company that we consult with when we first sit down states “I want to be number one on Google”. Our reply is always “Who doesn’t?” I mean what good is a website, if no one finds it. The old adage if a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound saying comes to mind? Truth is there are only so many number one spots on Google. However don’t get discouraged, there is some good news, there are ways to get your company found and even compete with some of the big boys that have the million dollar marketing budgets, that most of our clients don’t have. Google has recently pushed it’s Google Places, and allow today’s medium to small businesses to compete in such a valuable area of internet real estate, the SERP’s (Search Engine Results Page). Fact is most businesses haven’t even claimed their FREE Google Places listing. Google places allows business to specify things such as categories, web address, phone numbers, and even track impressions as well one’s clicks to their website or even driving directions. While these listings are FREE it is recommended that you consult with a professional to make sure that you are maximizing all that you can out of this listing. Bottom line is, if you are in business and haven’t claimed your listing yet, you need to do so now. Have you claimed your business listing?