Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information - including business locations, contact information and driving directions. By placing your business place, be that home or an actual location (or even multiple locations) you are increasing your online visibility and hence the chance of people being aware of your business, or better still, making an inquiry with you.
To put your business on Google Maps go to http://www.google.com/maps, and click on ‘Put your business on Google Maps’, then click ‘Add New Listing’ . Now enter your business information. After this has been completed, you will be able to upload photos and videos, specify categories, payment options and business hours and much more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In some cases you may discover you are already on Google Maps because Google collects its’ data from different sources: Yellow Pages, for example, as well as other third-party providers. However, the basic information you submit through the Local Business Centre is the information they trust the most. It is well worth revising your listing and making it as comprehensive as possible. We also encourage you to update it regularly.
Watch a video on Google Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq7UA_Y5bsI&feature=player_embedded.