Local San Diego businesses have a hot new ad option from Google and it only costs $25!

Google recently changed the name of it’s Local Business Center to Google Places and they have continually been rolling new features and improvements ever since. One of the most exciting new features just launched for the San Diego Area yesterday.

Google TAGS make your local Google Places listing stand out from your competition and Google only charges $25 a month. Tags can be used to highlight a particular aspect of your business such as coupons, photos, videos, menu, reservations, website, and driving directions.

It’s important to realize though that Tags do not affect the rank of search results, they simply add more information and make your listing stand out. If your local business listing does not come up on top of page 1 where people can find it, then Tags may not help much. But if you are lucky enough to be in the “Lucky 7” spot at the top of Google next to the map, for your keyword + city, then Tags for $25 is a super low cost advertising investment and the perfect way to make your local listing stand out!

Check out Google Tags here. See example here: San Jose Optometry. To see the tag, check out the listing for North Valley Optometry. Then click here to see the 2 places the tag shows up on the maps page.

If you are not on page 1 where local San Diego customers or patients can find you, I’m happy to help. Contact me for a free consultation and I’ll give you some free tips that can help you get your business higher up on Google via Google Places.

So what do you think? Does this Tag enhancement from Google look like a good solution?

Do you have a Google tag yet? If so, feel free to share it with us in comments! 🙂