Google Local searches are some of the more powerful tools you can use to bring in more traffic, especially if you want to add more visibility to your local market. You may not know it, but unless you do a little of what I’m suggesting in this article, you probably will not get much local traffic at all. By local traffic, I mean in the 50-100 mile radius around your home. If you happen to live in a big city, that’s a lot you can be missing. Here’s the thing, only you as the website owner can really do any of this. You have to go to Google Search. Click on Maps, you’ll see a link to Put your business on Google Maps. You’ll need to create an account, or you can use your existing gmail account. Once you’ve gone through everything they want you to do, you’ll need to do a verify with them. This is why only you can do this. They will either call you on the phone and you better be sitting there ready to take the call, or they will send you a letter in the post and you’ll have to wait a few days to get it. Once you get the verification, you’ll enter the code and you’ll be verified. This is step one and a big one. I’ll write a little more about this later. Please post any comments you might have below or add anything you might have learned along the way for the benefit of others.