\”Google Places\” also known as \”Google Maps\” is a great way to find local business near your city. If you need more visibility in local search results,Maps and earth this plugin is a must.
Google Places plugin is designed specifically for Business owners to help optimize their business listing on Google Search , Places and earth. Google Places plugin is designed to help your business increase in visibility on google Local searches , maps and Google Earth.
Things to use while optimizing Google Places for Local Seo and Local Google maps
(1) Use the same business name , Address , Phone as used in google Places listing.
(2) Add the same details in your contact us Page.
(3) Include link to local.kml file in Home Page – Makes it Easy for google To crawl your KML file
If you have any questions or queries about local seo feel free to mail me at email@example.com
For more info on google places plugin –
(1)Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.
(2) Go to Settings->Google Places plugin settings
(3) Fill in all the information on the form.
Thats It! You are done.
What to do with XML and KML file ?
Add the georss.xml file in your sitemap.
In your Google , Yahoo , Bing Webmaster account add georss.xml file along with your general Sitemap.
Contributors & Developers
“Google Places” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
First version, beta testing for Google Places.