Here are some tips to get a successful
Google My Business Listing:

Is Your Local Listing Fully Complete?

Have you visited the new Google My Business listing platform yet? If so, you may have noticed that it comes with a single dashboard and many features that can allow you to build a strong online presence for your local business. However, your listing has to be set up correctly in order to boost your overall online visibility; including Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+.

Here are a few quick tips to help:

1. Complete your profile 100%

Google My Business only works if your listing contains complete and accurate information about your company. That means entering the correct business name, local address, local phone number, your official website address, and other important details. Also make sure that the pin marker is placed correctly on the map, which is especially important when clients want to find you. Fill out any text areas and other elements such as videos and images, as these make your listing more attractive and searchable.

2. Select the right business category

There are three main categories in Google My Business, and you must make sure that you select the right one according to your business type. You should select the Storefront business if you have a restaurant or a retail store, and Service area business if you offer your services in a specified area, but you go to the customer. There are also the Brand Pages that can help you get more fans and followers if you don’t have a physical location.

3. Follow the quality guidelines

The first, and most important, thing you should do is to read the Google My Business listing quality guidelines and follow them. You won’t just find good advice on how to create an effective listing, but you will also learn about the basic do’s and don’ts.

4. Add content

People are more interested in the listings that have more content. So, for instance, make your listing stand out from the rest by adding visual content such as photographs and videos. This will catch people’s attention and cause them to follow you so they can see what your business is all about.

5. Stay on top of reviews

It is very important to stay on top of what is being said about your business online. With Google My Business, you can now see reviews left by customers on various review sites across the web.
As you may know, reviews play a big part in generating more local customers because most people trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

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