Google my business is a free, multi-featured easy to use tool that helps business owners appear in google search and maps.
The tool is packed with opportunities for a business to showcase what it has to offer. Your listing requires basic information such as address, contact details, website link [a google my business listing complements your own website listing] If you don't have a website, you can create one within google my business. In addition to basic information you can add images, videos, create blog posts, Q&As. You can create events, offers, showcase products and even make it easy for customers to leave reviews and message you direct from google my business.
The dashboard is easy to use and allows a business owner to regularly update their listing with fresh content and improve searchability.
- To get yourself listed head to https://www.google.com/business/
- You can create your listing using your google mail email account which you want linked to your business. OR you can use your own email e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once you have set up your basic details it will need to be verified by google and they have a number of options you can choose from.
- Once verified complete your listing as much as possible. Put as much detail in as you can, add photos, videos, showcase those offers.
Is it time for you to google my business? If you have a google my business profile but don't understand it, or you would like your profile set up, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I have been actively working with clients to improve their use and have seen positive results because of it. Contact me.