Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Maybe you are just starting your business or perhaps your company has a long-running brick and mortar location that has been extra successful over the years. No matter what stage of life your business is in, you need to be on Google and to have a Google My Business Account set up. Google is the best tool to reach people searching for you! Some businesses are pre-populated and on Google, but they have never been claimed. That's bad news! A Google account should be handled much like your social media accounts. Updated often and managed.
Did you know it is FREE to be on Google? It's a process that we can help you with or you can do yourself in a few easy steps.
Start by Googling your business name. If your business is listed, don't panic, there should be a link that says "Claim this listing" or "Own this business?" You will simply click there and proceed with your process.
After you complete the online steps you will receive a postcard or letter (it looks like junk-mail), via United State Postal Service, from Google with a special code. This postcard will come to a physical address. It's a very easy way for Google to keep people honest. So be sure to check your mail daily. Once the postcard has arrived, you need to get back online to your Google Business Manager or by the app on your phone and enter your code.
Hint: DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE.
Now that you have claimed your listing, you have the ability to add in some photos and good details about your company to help Google get to know you and spread the word. Words are good, use your words! Google can read. Google also loves photos and videos to help learn more about you. So get friendly with the business manager and make sure it's a tool you keep upfront in the tool shed.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any trouble or just lack the time to complete the tasks on your own, I am here to help.
Grow on! 🤘