Google Places for Business is one of the most effective ways to reach local patients. Learn how to make it work for your practice.

According to Google, 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. Adding your practice to Google Places will make sure your name pops up when new patients are looking for you.

In less than 5 minutes, you can get your business listing up and running on the largest search engine in the world – for free.

Start with the basics: business name, address, phone number, and hours. After that, take control of your online presence by uploading photos, videos, a description of your practice, a link to your web page, and special offers to promote your business.

You may also want to consider taking advantage of Google Business Photos— a 360-degree view of the interior of your practice.

Head to Google Places for Business and follow these easy steps to get started:

  • Submit your information, from basic contact info to photos and video.
  • Verify the listing by phone or postcard.
  • Wait for the listing to appear on Google. Verification will take up to 2 weeks.