Those of you who have reaped the benefits of an outstanding Google Places listing, along with activating the Google Tag, listen up. The end of April marks the end of the Google Tag.
Note - in the example above, the Google Tag is the yellow marker that says "View pictures of our business."
Google says "Tags is being retired on April 29, 2011. We’ve halted new signups for Tags as of April 15, 2011, and we'll be working with existing participating businesses to help them meet their marketing needs with other Google products where possible. We will automatically remove any active tags at the end of April 2011. No action is required from you. The last issued bill covered spend for Tags through the end of March. We will be providing Google Tags free for the month of April to all existing Tags advertisers."
People are left wondering what else there is to do to supplement the exposure they received through the Google Tag.
- Google Boost is a pay per click strategy for Google Places where you write your ad, determine your monthly budget, and embark on a pay per click campaign.
- Location Extensions in your regular Google pay per click campaign. At the ad level, you can use your address for additional local exposure.
- Make sure to have a well-optimized and set up Google Places account to begin with.
Many businesses rely only on local marketing and online reviews for increased business. RezStream can help you gain exposure, optimize existing exposure, and bring in more bookings and sales than ever before. For assistance in your online marketing campaigns and increased online exposure, contact RezStream today at 303.872.0220 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.