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Few weeks ago, Google has a update on Google Hotel Finder which was limited to US only. But now, Google Hotel Finder goes global, now you can even search for Hotels using Google Hotel Finder sorted on Ratings/Reviews/Cost/discount/City. Its seems, its a direct challenge to portals like Expedia & hotels.com by Google. Though, its still in Beta version but sounds really big & new for Google users. Here is a ascreenshot,
How to Optimize for Google Hotel Finder :
Well, its a tricky question & yes if you are a Hotel Owner or a SEO guy who is working for website related to Hotels, then its a quick question that, How to optimize or SEO for Google Hotel Finder. Answer is quick & simple.
For each & every country, Google sources the data from different local database which are mentioned in the footer of Google Hotel Finder. For example, If we are talking about Google India Hotel Finder then, it sources the Hotel data from Infomedia Yellow Pages & Business listing from Indicom Yellow Pages. All you need to do is, submit to both the directories & make sure your listing appears in the respective directory to improve your chance to appear on Google Hotel Finder. To optimize it better, provide all the relevant details in the form & also go for paid listing (if available). If you have already optimized your website for local listing, then chances are really good that your website get some additional weight in listing
Here are the links for submission to respective source for Google India Hotel Finder,
- Here is the link to add Business on Indicom Yellow Pages : http://www.indiacom.com/yellowpage/addyourlist.asp
- Here is the link to add Business/Hotel/Property on Infomedia Yellow Pages : http://www.yellowpages.co.in/static/advertise-with-us.html
Seems that Google is going crazy for small / local business as it realized the value of crowd, though mass lives in virtual space but it looks for local
Have you tried Google Finder ? Have you explored the opportunity to do SEO on Google Hotel Finder ? Love to hear your thoughts & reviews on the same.
About Amish Keshwani
Amish Keshwani, Google Analytics Qualified Individual, Digital Media Marketing Professional with 8+ years of experience in the Search Industry, earned expertise in SEO (On Page, Off Page optimization), SEM (Google Adwords, Yahoo, Bing & other paid marketing sites), Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing & other indirect approaches of Online Marketing. Read more about Amish Keshwani