Claiming and registering your listing on Google My Business is one of the most effective ways to build your brand name and gain a good dose of website traffic. This free tool for any business is one of the prime and integral steps to take when it comes to building a local marketing strategy.
Google My Business (GMB) tools help a business in connecting with local consumers and potential consumers while sharing information on Google Maps, Search, and Other Properties.
Google My Business (GMB) tools help a business in connecting with local consumers and potential consumers while sharing information on Google Maps Click To Tweet
This tool allows businesses to manage their online presence and bridges the gap between brands and local consumers while managing their online presence. This is the finest way to engage with local consumers. A business can employ Google My Business (GMB) tool to share information, bring leads and turn the traffic into actual consumers.
Google My Business for any brand is very integral. Especially when we consider real estate agents, it comes with multiple advantages. If employed and utilized well, it displays the best features of the business to the local consumers and lets them learn more about the brand by showing reviews.
However, what matters is if the application is being utilized well or if the business has verified the profile of GMB well.
Here in this blog, we have mentioned some of the integral steps that are required for listing your business on Google My Business.
First, create your Google My Business Listing
Create a Google account with the business domain and then head to Google My Business. Further click on the Sign In option on the top.
Once done, enter Your Accurate Business Address
After signing in, enter your business address and also mark the position of the business on the map.
Next, type “yes” when asked if you want your address to appear on the maps accessible on Google. However, we would recommend inserting the complete and accurate address in the column. The address should include your suite number, floor, and building number.
If the business you are involved in doesn’t include a physical address, you can try inserting all those areas where the consumers can avail of your services.
If not, leave the column blank.
Select the Category of your business
When you reach step third, you’ll find a list of all the businesses. Scroll through the list and find the category your business fits in.
Enter Contact Information
Once selected the category of the business, now is the time to enter contact details. Enter the contact information including phone number and email address and save the information.
If your business includes multiple locations, as can happen in the case of chain store owners or realtors, you can share multiple contact pieces of information for various locations.If your business includes multiple locations, as can happen in the case of chain store owners or realtors, you can share multiple contact pieces of information for various locations. Click To Tweet
Verify Your Business
This is one of the most important steps when it comes to google my business listing. This step ensures that all the information attached is accurate and correct. It also ensures that only the business owner and the manager have access to your account. Many business owners opt for mail verification as well.
Certain types of business such as service area business or real estate agents often choose telephonically or email verification. Multi-location businesses with more than ten locations here can make use of Google’s bulk uploading and verification tools.
These are the integral steps that need to be performed to get your business listed on Google My Business. Including how to select categories of business and how to complete the verification process in the Google My Business.
How to claim the Google My Business listing when it wasn’t claimed earlier
If you are new to Google My Business and have just listed your business profile on Google My Business. I would highly recommend going for verification. Verification is essential to ensure the account is moving smoothly and only the owner has access to get the data.
Afterward, when you search your profile, you’ll find an option saying, “Own this business?” If the listing is unclaimed, here the owner can enter the information asked and confirm the listing.
Once your listing gets claimed, the business owner is allowed to update or modify the information related to the business on the Google My Business account.
Have you claimed your businesses GMB account yet? Need help? Contact me.
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