As a digital marketing consultant, local business owners have often asked me, “How do I get more business from the Internet and Google…without breaking the bank?”
Too often, they had received emails from “SEO and marketing companies” promising to rank their company number one in Google, describing the services with enough technical jargon to confuse an MIT grad.
Unfortunately, many have wasted thousands of dollars on what turned out to be false promises.
For most businesses, the most valuable source of income is your current customers.
Yet, your current customers don’t always remember your company’s website address.
They are more likely to simply search “Google” for your business name.
When they do, Can they find you? Is your information correct and up-to-date?
Even though it is 100% Free to list on Google, many businesses fail to list themselves and ultimately, lose out on customers.
20 minutes is typically all it takes to complete a business listing in Google. Let me show you how.
How to Ad or Claim Your Business on Google MyBusiness (Free)
If you’re an established business, chances are your business already exists in the Google My Business directory and you’ll just need to claim it. New businesses or new locations will probably have to be added. Here are steps (100% free):
1) Go to Google My Business.
2) Enter Your Business Name and Address in the Search Box.
3) Select or Add Your Business.
Click on your business listing if it appears among the suggested matches. If not select “Add your Business”, and provide the necessary information.
PRO TIP: Determine how you want your business Name-Address-Phone Number (NAP) to appear across the web and use that NAP here (i.e. Will you spell out S-t-r-e-e-t, or use St.?) The address that you use here should become your default address across the web. Consistency is important.
4) Verify Your Business. Google will want to verify that your business is located where you say that it is. This usually means waiting 1-2 weeks for a postcard with a verification PIN.
5) Confirm your Business. Set up a Google+ Page.
6) Encourage customers to leave reviews and manage your listing by reviewing it on a regular basis.
If you don’t have the time to manage your Google listing, or would like to have it rank higher, please contact me at (561) 880 – 5790. I have found solutions to meet most companies budgets that create results! Right now I am offering a “Pay to Rank” program where we don’t charged you till we rank your site.