Have your ever wondered how to get your business on Google Maps? Have you heard of Google for My Business? This feature launched by Google will help you get your own business out there, give your customers the right information and build connections with them for free!
It’s so simple, you won’t even believe it. Visiting Google My Business page and adding your business will make it possible to discover you via Google Search, Google Maps and Google+. So next time when someone is searching for your business or looking for example for a restaurant via Google Maps function “Search Nearby”, your business information will show up.
With Google Business you make it easier for your new or returning visitors to find information about your business such as your address, opening hours or directions via Google Maps. Advantage? All this information is accessible also on mobile phones and tablets. Remember, mobile traffic is increasing and your customers might want to find you quickly, also using their phones.
Customer are also able to leave reviews and give you “stars”. This allows to build your brand and credibility – the better reviews, the better you like on Google. You can also respond to reviews as a business, which is great to sustain social conversations with your customers.
So how to set it up?
First, visit https://www.google.com/business/ and get it on Google. A Google Map will open, where you can check if your business or address was already taken. Type in your address and if no results show up, enter the business details.
To verify your company and address, Google will send you a verification code VIA POST within 1 to 2 weeks. Until then, you can fill in more information about your business in your business profile:
You can manage all the information about your business from one dashboard. Check your Analytics, Adwords, Google+, Reviews or even start a Hangout:
It’s a must have for local, small and medium businesses – especially if your customers are most likely to find you via Google Maps or reviewing your services online is important. Check it for yourself – it’s completely free!