Posted by on August 12, 2007

1. What is Google Local Business Referrals Program?Â

The Google Local Business Referrals program helps local businesses gain more exposure and customers through free online listings on Google Maps. Google Business Referral Representatives visit businesses all over the U.S. to collect key business information and take a few photos.  The representatives then upload that information to Google, and Google sends businesses a postcard with the information collected so they can verify its accuracy.Â

After verification, the information will appear for free on Google Maps. Business can update their business information and photos at any time online through the Google Maps Local Business Center

Google Maps lets people search for and locate businesses on a map that also shows information such as address, phone, hours of operation – and even photos of the business.Â

2. Business Benefit:

After verifying the information the representative collects, the listing will go online for free. No charge, no commitments, and nothing else to do.

Once the business have received the postcard with business information for verification, business can redeem $25 coupon for AdWords.Â

 3. Business Referral Representative

Google Business Referral Representative needs to visit local businesses to collect information (such as hours of operation, types of payment accepted, etc.) for Google Maps, and tell them about Google Maps and Google AdWords.

Google Business Referral Representative also takes a few digital photos of the business that will appear on the Google Maps listing along with the business information submitting to Google.Â

Google will pay up to $10 for each listing that is approved by Google and verified by the business.