If you are a small, large, or independent business and you do not have a Google My Business or by the new name Google Business Profile page, you need to get one, today, now, hurry. 50 percent of all searches are on mobile. Can they find your business? 91% of young reviewers trust reviews? Without a GMB page, they can’t see your reviews and contact your business.
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What is Google My Business?
- Launched in 2014 by Google
- Allows businesses to have control over what people find out about a business via Google Search.
- Excellent for local SEO and search
- Reviews – One of the main reasons to have your page, is to get customer reviews.
Does your business service a specific geographic location? If so, your Google My Business (GMB) listing is crucial to getting in front of your clients. Whether you have a special to promote, a blog you want to get eyes on or simply want more traffic to your business or WordPress site, you should Optimize and post weekly to GMB.
Your GMB listing will show up in Google Searches and Google Map Searches! This is why it shouldn’t be neglected.
What you need
- GMail email address / Business G Mail is great
- NAP – Name, Address(Business), Phone Number
- EMail and Website addresses
- Other business information – hours or operation, special information based on business type
- Images for posting and messaging
How to Set up Google My Business
Google My Business setup is an easy way to bring lots of additional traffic to your website and business.
Make sure you are logged in under your Google account (you must have a Google account)
Log into or open a Google account which will be the companion account for your GMB account
Have your NAP ready
•Be very careful and ensure that you have the following items planned out – Biz Name, Address, etc.
Verify your business
Several options are available. It may be instant or may take longer depending on type of business and verification methods.
Build your page
Add all of your information, hours etc. Images, images image. 77% of consumers believe photos from customers affect their decision to purchase more than professional photos from brands
Verify and voila! It’s time to get those reviews!
Reviews – 82% of shoppers will not choose a user with less than 3 stars. They are important and they are here to stay. online reviews are directly linked to consumer trust. 61% read product reviews about the product they would like to buy. People trust the recommendations of other consumers and it provides social proof about your business.
There is a lot more to do, if you would like more information contact me for a Zoom consultation to get assistance to amp up your local SEO.
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