Time to Make Sure Your Business Is on Google My Business
One of the most important keys to making sure your business is successful these days is making sure your business is easy to find. This is not as easy as it sounds, though. The process of making sure your company stands out from your competitors can be both time consuming and difficult. The answer though is Google My Business!
Google My Business has helped local businesses gain more exposure and convert more local prospects into paying customers by helping to attract more consumers in the area who may be searching for your company’s specific type of product or service.
All it takes to turn Google My Business into a profit machine is to complete your profile, add as much information as possible, and optimizing it for higher rankings. Most Companies have a hard time with that very first step, completing your profile. To get the best results your profile need to be 100%.
Here are some great tips to help get you started:
First step: Claim your business listing
Before focusing on getting a 100% score, of course, you need to check and see if you are listed on Google My Business yet. To do that, go to google and type in your company’s info, like name, address, or phone number, into Google search and see if anything comes up. If so, then you know you are listed and are able to move forward to claiming your business. If you are not finding your business listed, though, you need to create a listing asap.
Step two: Completing Your Profile on Google My Business
In order to get a 100% score on your profile, you will need to ensure that everything on your profile is completely and accurately filled out. First, fill in all the required fields- this is a great bulk of your score. It includes fields such as:
- The businesses name as it is used in everyday real world business
- Business physical address
- Your businesses phone number
Once you have all of that info filled out, try and do as many of the below bullet points to additional score points for listing:
- Hours you are open
- Company website address
- Detailed description of your business
- Appropriate categories
- Company email address
- Strategic keyword placement
- Payment methods
- Pictures and Videos
After you are logged in, look around your Google My Business dashboard. From there it is really simple to see what you still need to do to improve your score. This is indicated by the profile completion bar shown on the dashboard. The good news is that, if you should need help with any of this, you can easily get the help of a local marketing expert.