16 Oct Google My Business: why you should register
Why you should register your business with Google Today! (If you haven’t already done so)
First of all, it’s free… that’s right, it doesn’t cost a thing! As well being a free tool offered by Google it offers many benefits to help grow your business. From increasing your local outreach and improving your website SEO to enhancing your business’s credibility, ‘Google My Business’ is a powerful service which is a must-have for any company.
Did you know over 90% of Australians use the search engine powerhouse Google to search the web. It only makes sense to list your Business with Google to improve your chances of being found.
Creating a Google Business listing is a simple task however it is often overlooked. This post will explain why it is so important to list your business with Google and the benefits of doing so.
If you were looking for a mechanic in Noosa what would be your first point of call? Get out the yellow pages from under the sink and start flipping through the listings? I don’t think so! You would naturally jump onto Google and search ‘Mechanics in Noosa’.
If you don’t have a “Google My Business” listing, your business won’t appear in any local map listings in the search results, therefore potentially costing you many valuable customers.
In order to attract local customers, appearing on Google maps and search results is absolutely crucial. As well as appearing in Google maps, having your business listed with Google can increase your chances of showing up in Google’s Local Pack, Local Finder and organic rankings in general.
As well as customers being able to find your business easier, customers are also shown other important information such as your open hours, website address, contact number and customer reviews. This can be very beneficial as it can increase your business credibility – giving your potential customer peace of mind. You are also given the opportunity to show a few of your favorite images, which is a great way to give your customers a good idea of what you are all about. Remember that people want to get in touch with you easily – they don’t want to have to work hard to find you, and those who aren’t already customers want information about your product or service.
As an example, please see how our business listing appears in Google maps below:
So you have got this far in the post your probably thinking ‘Just get to the point already – how do I list my Business with Google?!’
There are a few ways to list and manage your Business with Google. Please see below and choose which suites you best;
- Using a website browser – Click here
- Using an Android phone – Click here to Download
- Using an iPhone/ipad – Click here to Download
All in all, Google My Business is a great free tool which can only have positive effects on your business. So, make sure to jump on and list your business today!