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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May Chamber of Commerce is helping small businesses grow their presence online by sponsoring a two part Google Local Marketing Power Workshop, which will feature two lessons. The first will be a lesson about optimizing your free Google Business listing to rise to the top of the search results and the second being a fundamental lesson in Google Analytics.

The workshops will be hosted on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Cape May Court House Campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (341 Court House - South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House). The first workshop be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with the second following immediately after from 10:45 a.m. to 12 Noon. Only 100 seats available for both workshops.

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program from Google that brings community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.

John Kelly, Marketing & Membership Manager of the Cape May County Chamber, says, "Google rankings, reviews, search engine optimization and the ability to track incoming traffic via Google Analytics are topics that come up in marketing conversations with business people on a regular basis. Having Google come to our area for this workshop will be a huge benefit to local businesses.”

“4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37% of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” says Emily Harris, Manager of Google's Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. The Google Local Marketing Power Workshop is a Google presentation hosted by Cape May County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with 360 Business Success, Official Google Partner.

Business professionals are encouraged to register early for one or both workshops, as seating is limited. Please RSVP online at www.capemaycountychamber.com/google.

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