|Weekly SEO news: 9 November 2010|
| Welcome to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.
Getting listed in Google Places has become very important with Google's recent algorithm change for local results.
If you offer local services, you should make sure that your website is listed correctly. This week's article will help you to improve your results.
In the news: Google Places causes problems, Google seems to support anonymous reviews, Google's position on slow websites and more.
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|1. Get local: how to get on Google's first results with Google Places|
Some days ago, Google released Places Search. Websites that are listed in Google Places (formerly Google Local/Google Maps) are now listed as the top search results for local searches:
If you offer your products or services in a particular area, it is very important that your website is listed in Google Places.
How to optimize your Google Places listing
Ranking element 1: your address
Ranking element 2: your business category
Ranking element 3: keywords in your business name
Ranking element 4: citations of your business
Ranking element 5: you should have positive reviews
Ranking element 6: proximity to the searched location
You can submit your website to Google Places with IBP's semi automatic submitter: IBP > Submission > Semi-automatic > Directories > Local Search > Google Places
To make sure that your website gets found for as many relevant keywords as possible, optimize your pages with IBP's Top 10 Optimizer. The Top 10 Optimizer helps you to get your website on the first result page of Google, Bing and other search engines.
|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
|3. Success stories|
"IBP has become the wisest decision we've made."
|4. Previous articles|