Have you ever noticed that when you google a business, you often see what looks like random pictures on the right hand side? And below that is some information like a website, phone number, etc.? Did you know you could control what comes up there when someone searches for your business? Well, you can! You do it by claiming your business on Google using their free tool “Google My Business.”
Once you claim your business you can add all kinds of information like hours, website, and your own gorgeous photos and videos. Customer reviews and uploaded photos will also be visible and your business will also show up on Google Maps. That’s valuable not only because it will show people where you are and how to get to you, but also… have you noticed that when you search for a business, Google shows you similar businesses nearby? Well, your business will be suggested when someone searches for a biz similar to yours. It’s like free advertising!
Google My Business also has a downloadable app which makes it easier to respond to customer reviews or book services right then and there.
You’re probably wondering how to claim your business on Google. Click here and go right to Google My Business and get started!