There are three ways to put yourself on the first page of Google (or other search engines):
Once with the search results
Once with Google Places
Once with a Pay-Per-Click Account such as Google AdWords.
Here is the website where you can create your account and Google says it best:
Claim your business listing on Google. It’s free! Sign up for Google Places to make sure people can find your business. With your free Google Places account you can:
- Be found
- Verify your information to make sure people can find you on Google
- Stand out
- Engage customers with photos, coupons, public responses and more
- Get insights
- Use info about your listing to make smarter business decisions
Note: Do not register our business with Google Places until after you optimized your website. The goal is to use the optimization process to inform the Google database exactly what it is that you do.