What is Google My Business?
Google My Business is a very unassuming business interface from Google that makes optimising websites with black hat, white hat or top hat optimisation a thing of the past. Today we look at 11 secrets that will move your GMB (Google My Business) ranking right up there in your local area.
You are no doubt aware of it, as anytime you search for a service, you would of been given search results that include local businesses. Over the past year, google have made listing your business for free a very easy process and most businesses are not taking advantage of all the free benefits.
Yes you can. It’s called the “request a quote” button. It’s really easy to setup. Make sure you have the Google My Business app installed on your mobile phone. Then simply enable the button.
Yes you can provide any offer you want to new followers. This is a great way of rewarding followers with brand loyalty offers. So try 10% off on your first order, and see your new customers spread the word.
Definitely yes. This is really important as it will help educate Google and its auto suggest. All your answers and review comments help Google auto suggest correctly. The more accurate you answer on your reviews and Q&A’s the better Google with act on your behalf.
I can’t believe how many businesses are missing out on an amazing gift from Google.
If you have been around on the web for several years and know of Matt Cutts, you will be aware, Google have wanted to encourage accurate, relevant facts. Recently they provided Google Search Console which is a helpful business tool with friendly analytics. Since building Google Maps and its offering of local information, having accurate business information is vital for Google. So who could be better placed than YOU to write and claim your business. Google deliver accurate helpful results, and you get local business exposure. So here is some of the things that you need to know.
Google is constantly releasing new features. So I wanted you to know about a couple of other new features that have come out in the last few months. Here are 3 recent Google My Business Secrets that you may of missed.
Google my business has now added the ability to ask for a quote. The “request a quote” button is easy to setup. Just make sure you have the Google My Business app installed on your mobile phone. Then enable the “request a quote” feature. This will then show as a button on your business. This feature gives potential customers the chance to directly ask for a quote on any of your services.
You can now add an offer to new followers. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty. So to increase your number of followers, [provide them with an offer. For example 10% off first purchase or a £50 off your next purchase as a coupon will help encourage those that are contemplating going with you as a client and may just give them the incentive needed.
Questions and answers have long been on the google my business setup. But it now uses your replies on previous Q&A’s and your comments to reviews from customers to auto suggest answers to any questions asked. This can be great if you have several Q&A’s and reviews. So make sure you add these in preparation.
All the people that used to go to your website to get your phone number or your address, get directions, check out pictures of your business or read testimonials, they can see all of that in your Google My Business profile.
Some new visitors may feel your website isn’t a necessary place to go for initially, but your website is still a central place to build trust. If you need a new website or would like your business optimised on Googles official page using our expertise, then get in contact with us.