1. Google My Business for your website
One of the first things to do is to claim your business on Google My Business or on Google Maps, this helps build trust. Go on to Google My Business and type in the name of your business and if it’s there you go and claim it. That is one of the best things you can do to start building trust with people because when they go online they can search on Google Maps for businesses like yours. It also means that it is connected to Google which is of course is one of the most reputable websites for searching. If there is one thing you are going to do today I recommend that you go and claim your business on Google My Business.
2. Update info on Google My Business
Another important tip is to make sure that your listing on Google My Business is updated with the latest information and you have calls to action to make sure they can contact you. For example, that your phone number and website address is correct, so people can call you or visit your website. If you are staking a claim on a building that has already had a previous business in it, it is so important that your business details are updated with the new name, opening hours and description.
3. Reviews on Google
On Google your customers have a chance to leave a review and it would be a big mistake to miss this opportunity to ask them for a review after they’ve been to your business or used your service. I would make sure that you have an email that goes out to them requesting a review after they have experienced your business. Here at Sidekick Media we can help you to organise all of that so that you are not missing out on reviews.
4. Post on Google My Business
Google My Business works similar to other social media platforms, so it is important to post every so often on your Google My Business. While you take the time to post on Facebook and Instagram, make sure to also post on Google My Business. Ensure your keywords are in the posts so that it shows up when people are looking up for a service like yours.
5. Google My Business is FREE
Last but not least, one brilliant thing about Google My Business and Google Maps is that they are free and its a great opportunity to shout about your business. Also make sure you have Google Maps included on your website so that you show up at the right place at the right time for your customers.
If you want any more help about with Google Maps or Google My Business make sure to get in contact with us at Sidekick Media and we will be delighted to help you.