DANGER! Your Google Business Listing Is at Risk

March 5th, 2010 by Will Scott

You need to watch out! I was just reading the Google Lat Long Blog and they’re telling people to edit YOUR Google business listing.

This is really, really, bad. Look at this picture. I didn’t want to steal the image from the Google blog post so I made my own which shows a business listing on Google in grave danger.

Your Google business listing is in danger!

Your Google business listing is in danger!

We’ve talked in the past about the importance of claiming your Google. It’s critical. Do it now!

It’s so simple to claim these listings and even though Google is advertising like crazy too many businesses are leaving it up to some random visitor to edit their Google business listing?

I mean, think of it this way, if you were a main street business would you let some kid, no matter how artistic, re-craft your signage with a spray can? Heck no! Don’t let that kid edit your Google places page either.

Your Google business listing is the first step toward local search dominance and Google’s trying to tell someone else how to take control.

Don’t let them. Own your Google business listing before someone else does.

For instructions on claiming your Google business listing, read this blog post about getting your small business listing on the map.