Add Your FaceBook Page to Your Profile
Here’s a great way to take advantage of the new Facebook profile. You can now add your Page as your employer. In my profile, I listed myself as the owner of BlogAid. Watch this short video tutorial to see how easy it is.
(BlogAid is on Facebook too. Be sure to click the “Like” button.)
Don’t Merge Facebook Page with Places Yet
Local directory listings and geo-targeting is catching on quickly with Web surfers, and all of the major online players are launching their own version of it, trying to attract viewers.
Earlier this year, Facebook surpassed Google as the number one place where online readers find referrals for products and services. To capitalize on that growth, Facebook launched Places to help users find local businesses.
While it may seem logical to merge your existing Facebook page with Places, you’ll want to read this post from Inside Facebook on The Current Disadvantages of Merging a Place with a Page on Facebook first.
Get Your Site Geo-location Ready
If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon to claim your site on the major geo-targeting lists, your business is about to vanish off the face of the map, the virtual map, that is.
Folks searching for local businesses on their mobile devices rose by 130% in 2010. If they can’t find you there, chances are the will simply visit your competition that is listed.
Here’s a nice post on Mashable about How to Make Your Small Business Geolocation-Ready.
But, what it doesn’t cover is the top listing you need to get your site hooked up with, and that is Google Places. Doing that could get you a top spot on the front page of the largest search engine in the world, which is like putting up a billboard on the busiest highway in your city.
Getting listed on Google Places is free, but optimizing it and setting it up correctly can be tricky for the first-time user. BlogAid offers multiple Services, including getting your site manually submitted to all the major local search engines.