Google my business is a necessary tool for companies who are looking into developing their online presence and listing on Google.
How to set up your own google my business listing can be a lot easier than you think.
There is a good possibility that if your business has been established for a number of years it may already have its own ‘Google my Business’ listing available for the public and potential customers to see. If you are unsure theres a easy way to find out, just google your company and see what comes up on googles search engine to the right → → →
Creating and developing your Google Business listing creates company information. Which will appear in places like Google Maps, Google Search and also Google+.
Setting up a Google My Business account is an excellent place to start if you are starting up your own new business. If you do need to create a new listing its as easy as continuing the process. Once you have googled your own company, although some important and key points to remember would be:-
- Correct address
- Relevant category to assign your business to, EG Media/Design
- Opening hours
- location of your company
- Attributes to the company, What you have to offer.
This can be verified by phone, email or post. Simple and easy but effective for your business :). All the necessities :)!
All of the above will help to enhance your listing on Google my Business,including getting relevant reviews left for your business.
Are you wanting to boost it just that little more…? Google reviews will help with that. Google reviews are displayed under local listings in search results. Those with more highly-rated reviews naturally show higher. Its a good and effective way to rank higher on google, so get your customers doing this if possible 🙂
Now all of the basic has been covered. It is important that you enhance your Google My Business listing with some of the tools that it provides. A good listing is packed full of all helpful information, images, links and visuals is more than likely to stand out to potential customers.
As individuals we all like to look at images or videos when we are browsing websites or social media. Visual aids are amazing for grabbing the attention for a user as long as they are relevant to the business, are high quality and also interesting.
It is a known fact according to Google that GMB listing that have photos and also virtual tours of maybe a day to day working life. Because of this it helps generate twice as much business compared to the ones who don’t have this.
Some of the popular choices which you see often across lots of businesses is photos such as logos,team photos and office photos.
Once you have verified your listing Google will automatically pull a street view images from outside your location. This will give customers a better idea of where your business is located.
Make sure you keep your ‘Google My Business” in top form. Gain more customers and keep your business up to standards.