Let’s assume your business name is The Fitness Firm and you are located in Green Bay area.
1.0) Do a Google search for your business name first (http://www.google.com), your search phrase should be The Fitness Firm Green Bay. You’ll get something like following:
You will notice that here the third listing has a mention about The Fitness Firm. Let’s not worry about this for now. All we’re worried about at this point is listing on Google Place page.
For The Fitness Firm in Green Bay, we could not find a place page. See the following example for a business with a Google Place page.
So now what? If you don’t have a place page, read my next post on How to create an affective Google Place page.