Many new business owners are often busy and overwhelmed setting up while simultaneously doing actual business and forget about one extremely helpful marketing tool: Google Maps. Don't miss out on the many great benefits of listing your business on Google Maps.
Listing your business on Google Maps can provide several benefits, including:
When someone searches for a business or service in your area, Google Maps will show them nearby businesses. By listing your business, you increase the chances of it being seen by potential customers.
Improved local SEO
Having a Google My Business listing can improve your search engine optimization (SEO) for local search results. This means that your business is more likely to appear at the top of search results when people search for businesses in your area.
Google My Business allows customers to leave reviews about your business. Positive reviews can help attract new customers and improve your online reputation.
Better customer engagement
By listing your business on Google Maps, you can provide your customers with updated information about your business such as address, hours of operation, and more.
Google My Business allows you to see how customers are interacting with your listing, such as how many people have viewed your listing, how many people have requested directions to your business, and more.
Listing your business on Google My Business is free.
To list your business on Google Maps, you can create a Google My Business listing. Here are the steps to do so:
- Go to the Google My Business website (https://www.google.com/business/ )
- Click on the "Start now" button.
- Sign in to your Google account (or create one if you don't have one).
- Enter your business name and address.
- Verify your business by either receiving a postcard in the mail (this can take up to 14 days) or by phone (this is usually quicker).
- Once your business is verified, you can add additional information such as hours of operation, contact information, and photos.
Please note that these are general steps, the process might be slightly different in your area or country.
Overall, listing your business on Google Maps can help you to attract more customers, improve your local SEO and increase your online presence, which is particularly important in today's digital age. Not to mention once you set it up that's it. You don't have to keep updating it on a regular basis unless something changes about your business. So go out there and claim your listing now.
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