Google my Business is 100% Google owned – it is avaluable and free tool designed to help Australian customers search for local businesses.
With its regularly updated maps, great quality services and room for great-quality, Australian businesses; you should consider its worth. Small business owners (or large) can get listed on Google My Business, free of charge.
This is Google’s tool in helping businesses across Australia expand their digital presence. The reason Google My Business is so great is because – you increase your businesses’ exposure to customers and/or clients, increase your rankings in the Google search results (Search Engine Optimisation), shares your related and prized images plus allowing new and old customers to review the services or products you’ve provided. It has become simpler to use throughout the years and it can is located with the rest of your Google platforms.
As stated by Google, ‘Google My Business is a free tool that lets you manage how your local business appears across Google products, like Maps and Search. If you run a business that serves customers at a particular location, or you serve customers within a designated service area, Google My Business can help people find you. Verified businesses on Google are twice as likely to be considered reputable by users.’
So how do you land your business on Google’s ‘My Business’?
The process is simple and enjoyable. Being able to market your business (for free) should be a fun and pleasant experience. Simply, type into the search engine – ‘Google My Business’ and take a look at the search results.
After entering you search, click the highlighted links shown above. Occasionally, you will be led to a web page where you must sign into your businesses’ Google + and Gmail accounts. Once you have signed in, add a new location. A web page will soon pop up looking like this –
Now that you have been place onto this page titled, ‘add your location’, the procedure is easy. Follow the directions listed below for a proper, Search Engine Optimized Listing; performed by professional Lead Generation Specialists.
- Add your exact business name
- Add your businesses’ stress name – 123 Example Rd
- Fill in the suburb
- The State your businesses operates within
- Post Code
- Be sure to use your business phone number or customers can’t contact you
- Enter you’re the category your business is listed under – plumber, painter, roofer
- Make sure you copy the businesses’ website URL link and fill in your website details
- Answer if whether or not you deliver goods and services to your customers at their location.
- (If you answer no) Fill in your businesses’ location into the form and be as specific as possible.
After submitting your details, you will receive a verification code via mail in a week to a few weeks’ time. You will also receive the benefits of boosting your business through the Google search engine rankings, additional customers and/or clients and free marketing on Google. After receiving your verification code, return to your ‘my business page’ and punch in the digit code; this will verify your business listing. Read more about this topic by visiting – Google My Business.