Google ended the year in 2008 with 63.5 percent market share of all search queries performed in the U.S., estimates comScore. This means, of the 137 billion estimated total searches performed in the U.S. last year, 85 billion were done on Google. huh.
So here’s a silly question – would you like to get listed on the first page of a Google search? Hehehe – no, it’s not a trick question. We’re talking two REALLY EASY ways to help people find you on Google, and it’s free.
1. Create a public profile page. To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name, Google offers public profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages. These results offer abbreviated information from user-created Google profiles and a link to the full profiles. They’ve also added links so it’s easy to search for the same name on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates and LinkedIn. Check out Create Your Google Profile to learn more.
2. Create a free business listing on Google Maps. Millions of people search Google Maps every day. Create a free business listing on Google Maps to be sure they find you. Use the Local Business Center to create a listing … Keep your address, phone number, and hours of operation up to date. Even create coupons and display photos and videos, all for free. Check out Google Business Center to learn more.