Are you taking advantage of Google My Business
What is Google My Business?
Google my business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including search and maps.
What are the benefits for me as a small to medium-sized business?
By verifying and editing your business information you can both help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.
Throughout this Blog post, I will use GMB which stands for Google My Business.
Your FREE listing gives potential clients easy access to your opening hours, phone number, website and directions with a click of a button—all at no cost to you. Your free GMB profile also gives customers an inside look at your business by giving insight into your busiest hours as well as review ratings. If you are just starting out or have a limited budget, every expense counts, and having such a valuable resource for free can allow you to direct your resources elsewhere.
One of the biggest benefits of Google My Business listing is the exposure it can give you for no cost. GMB profiles appear on a search result in the local ‘3-pack’ area and google map results. When you perform a google search the first three are CPC listings (paid advertisement) then below that there is a map, and then there is three spots reserved for local listings. Then below that, there are normal Organic Search results.
• Manage how your business information appears on Google, including Search and Maps, using Google My Business – free of charge.
• Interact with customers new and old and tell them the story of your business.
• Get started at google.co.uk/business.