Have you visited the new Google My Business local 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 Google Local listing has to be set up correctly in order to boost your overall online visibility; including Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+.
Here are two quick tips to help:
- 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.
- 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.