Have you ever searched for a particular kind of business and had your maps app return several listings, including their hours and locations? Odds are, those business entries were provided by Google My Business. Don’t miss out, get your business on that list as well!
Many small business owners don’t know that they may already have listings on Google with their address, hours, and even some pictures or reviews.
As the years go by and technology grows and matures, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the benefits of having an online presence for your company. When prospective customers do a Google search for your business, they may find information that Google has gathered from a range of sources that will give viewers a picture of your business. This is good, but it could be so much more. Often the details are out-dated or have been confused with other businesses.
Google My Business is a free service that provides you the means to share your business name, location, contact information, hours, and even photos. All hosted free by Google, all easily maintained by you.
When you claim your business page you can build a whole profile for your company: hours, products, and services. This is not simply a glorified business card, but a highly impactful and interactive way to communicate with your customers.
- Add pictures of your location, staff, or products
- Update your hours around holidays or events
- Respond to reviews to build trust with your customers
- Set up appointments
Ever wanted to let your customers know you were closing early on Christmas Eve?
Want them to know you accept cash and credit cards?
Want them to know you have ample parking?
Want your beautiful storefront showcased?
Want a place where you can respond to customer reviews?
All of this is easily added to your Google Business entry, and you can do it all for free.
Your business entry will not only show up on maps, but also when people Google search your business. This free offering is so powerful and yet so easy to maintain, it’s a must for every single small business.
TRECpro is a Google My Business partner. If you need any help setting your account, contact TRECpro at 509-292-6767.