A huge part of your online presence should be ensuring that you are easy to find. Setting up your Google My Business page should be one of the first things you set up as a business. We're often asked by business owners how it was that other businesses get "listed" by Google... yeah, you set up your own listing! Creating your page, and that your information is accurate, will be a huge step towards being found and generating business online.
The steps are simple: you'll simply go to the link below, and fill out your general information. Everything from your address, phone number, business hours, and description, can be put into your page. If your business is home based, and you don't want your address listed, you still need to enter your address (more on why later), yet you can hide that so the public doesn't see it.
Once all of your information is in the system, along with perhaps your logo and some photos you upload, the process is nearly complete. Make sure all of your information is correct and accurate. As with any business, things will change for you in the future, so it's easy to edit your business details anytime and they’re automatically updated on Google Search and Maps, all from a single dashboard.
The final step in your setup is verification. Through a phone call, or more commonly, a post card from Google sent to your physical address, you'll be able to verify that you are indeed you, and your business listing will be complete.
With your Google My Business page completed, you'll be able to instantly gain more insights about the people that are looking for you and talking about you. You'll be the first to know when people are talking about your business (leaving reviews) so you can respond to them as the business owner, and track your ratings over time. You'll learn about your customers and how they’re interacting with your business, how they found you, and where are they coming from. With Google My Business, the answers are right there.
Go here to get started, and feel free to contact us if you have questions along the way!
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