| 2:56 am on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The usual ways - Google notices you and sends its partnership manager, or you ring them.
| 3:16 pm on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
THX for the reply. Another dumb question - how does one find and ring the Goog Partnership Manager?
| 3:38 pm on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
If you want to get your business listed in "Local Businesses" with map placements you can try adding yourself.
There are a few hoops to jump through and it can take a couple weeks but everything I have listed through this has shown up in that local maps/business results.
| 8:39 pm on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I believe google finds you, not the other way around.
| 11:41 am on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Google would actually do a partnership for local listing only with a brand (BIG BRAND) and authority site in that niche.
| 10:32 pm on May 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
In our case (at two employers), we had long-standing relationships with G and Y, not related to being a content provider, e.g. major supplier of technology, major AdWords customer, major publisher, etc, so the content approach came to us, not the other way around.
OTOH, if you are a future big brand but have good content now AND can see a gap in the current G offering, call Google's main number and ask to speak to the partnership manager for Google Maps (or whatever). Don't assume you will get rich (directly) from this relationship. ;)