Don’t miss out on the amazing free advertising Google offers you!
A few years ago I set up and optimized the free Google My Business listing for one of my local clients. They operate a fairly unique brick and mortar store where they sell landscape supplies and stone veneers for homes and businesses. And just by simply implementing this free tool, they received 32 phone calls, 674 website views, and 56 map location views in the first month. That’s a pretty big return for free Google advertising!
The amazing thing is that this service is still free. If you haven’t claimed and updated your Google My Business listing, you’ll want to do it. Furthermore, if you want your business to show in in Google Maps, then a GMB (Google My Business) listing is a must-have.
Attract New Visitors
With more than 1.2 billion unique users every month, Google is still a remarkable free marketing opportunity for your business. It used to be difficult to get set up. But now with Google My Business in place, it’s much easier. It’s an effective tool for local business growth with customers able to find you more easily on maps and Google searches. It even works if you’re not a local storefront. If you’re a home-based business or a service-area business, you can list your details to appear on Google with or without an address. You’ll just need to get your business verified, which takes a few days when using the mail option (which is what we did). And again, it’s very easy.
They offer a place to post, which you’ll want to use to juice your SEO. Make sure to use good images, preferably fully optimized and geotagged. Apply good SEO principles and keyword placements in your titles and posts. Your GMB posts are a secret treasure for helping boost your website in local searches. If you give due diligence to your research and post planning, your business can benefit greatly. And, of course, if you don’t have the time or desire and would rather have a digital marketing professional manage it for you, we’re here for you.
In addition to this, you’ll also get a free powerful backlink to your website, easy-to-understand stats on how your listing is performing, photo management, and even free messaging to interact with questions coming from people interacting with your listing. And if you implement a little bit of “People savvy,” you can get customers to post reviews for you there. All in all, not bad for free Google advertising!
Click here to get started on your own, or go here to learn more. If you want help, we can set your Google My Business listing up, fully optimize it, and get you started with some professional posts. Just reach out to us and we’ll help you get started.
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