If you are a retail business with a storefront, being visible on Google Maps can generage lots of foot traffic.  With so many people using the maps feature on smart phones, showing first on the map is getting more and more important.  Google now offers paid placement on their maps. 

Tip:  Before you pay Google to show up on the map, find out where you place organically.  If you are alreadyshowing up in one of the top 3 spots on the map, there is no sense in paying for this service. 

Here  is more about Google Boost:  How to Boost Traffic to Your Listing on Google Maps.

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