Bulwark was honored to receive its first letter last Friday from Google Maps.Â The letter boasts a big congratulations on front and a very pretty window sticker.Â Then it went on to explain that “Between July 1 and September 30″ each location had been found X number of times and received X number of requests “for driving directions or other information about your business.” After doing some digging online and checking to see how legitimate this honor was, Bulwark’s owner found listed on Google’s site the following
“Over 100,000 businesses were identified as Favorite Places, representing less than 1% of the 28 million U.S. businesses. We believe that our standards for selecting businesses are as selective or more selective than other companies which have run similar initiatives.”
“Google users “decided” based on their actions, and we sent the decals.” http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html
The owner quickly recognized the value in this recognition from Google and a email went out Monday morning to all of our locations to keep their eyes peeled for these envelops.Â Sure enough, 3 other branches of Bulwark had received the letters!
“I got the golden ticket.” was the email reply from one of our Austin managers.Â While he may have been joking, the owner and web team were not.
“It is an honor to receive this and we are happy to post the sticker in our window boasting Google as well for being an industry leader.” said Adam, the owner and CEO of Bulwark.Â “And hopefully more are on their way.”