Google My Business is a superb tool for your business. If you own a shop, a small business or local service, then Check-a-Trade, Yelp, Yellowpages and Yell may prove useful for bringing in customers. Yet these cost a fee and are less of investment since the recent free offerings from a dominant Google. Yes, Google My Business is king in the ring and we are here to help you maximise its benefits for your business.
Why is Google My business help needed? Well, first of all, it has a lot of hidden features. In fact, we currently have over 200 Youtube Tutorial videos pointing out various tips and tricks for Google. So don’t miss our latest 13 Google My Business secret tips.
This video will help you find out how to plan & improve your Google My Business listing. I’ve listened to your comments on YouTube and here on my website and so provided it in a step by step process
So as seen in the video above we can break the process into the following 4 steps and then add them to a weekly schedule -here are the timestamp links so you can jump to the correct chapters in the video.
Yes and no. If you have a major issue then you can contact Google on Google My Business Support. But if it’s just a small issue or a question about optimisation on your GMB listing then they will point you to a support forum they run.
You can get an automated support answer here: https://support.google.com/business/ or if you want a real person you can put a question on the forum here: https://support.google.com/business/thread/new?source=need_more_help
Yes, absolutely. Your customers use Google to find your business. If you don’t help yourself by optimising your GMB listing then you’re excluding the majority of searchers. So yes google my business will help your SEO as you get seen, linked and improve your credibility. That’s another article though.
So the first part is to go to insights. This is within the Google My Business login area. The idea is to find out the keywords your customers are currently finding you under. So rather than guess this gives you a complete truth of the matter. If you haven’t done so already then you may want to read and watch the video on understanding, using and adding keywords within Google My Business.
Next use a local city to get ideas from. Why a local city and not a small nearby village? You want there to be enough competition so you can learn from the top of the ranking. If these are in a large competitive market then they are being rewarded for doing the right thing. But if you go too far out of your area it may change, certainly stick within your country and category when you do this to make sure its relevant to your business, customers and thereby Google’s algorithm
This is just about taking notes. Ignore nothing. approach it without a biased point of view. you could even ask a neutral or a friend to do this for you. What your trying to do is look at the raw facts and not justify your current business approach. This is where most will fail, so don’t let yourself down!
When I’m filming this, I have in mind the following Priority is thinking about the user Always encourage better branding Have products if possible (most don’t) Score on the website isn’t overly important Covid update is often not seen but still important
This is your basic plan above but it will vary depending on how Google My Business works for your business category. The plan is then to make it ongoing. Next month tackle this plan and add one photo and one post
So the plan could include the following which i cover in the video:
You may find this one of the most useful charts you could come across as its based on facts.
This article has shown you how to plan & improve your Google My Busines listing I’ve used a really easy to follow step by step process. This is part of a series where my videos will take you through the process of making a plan for your business.
I work hard to make these videos as helpful as possible. No skipping but just real raw “as we find it facts” on real true to life observations. This approach should prove a great way to help you with Google My Business optimisation. In that way you get the real tone, nothing is rehearsed its just my thoughts as I film. The benefit of this step by step approach is you can get a fuller appreciation of the value of what is being taught and apply it in a real true to life setting “your business”
This article is aimed at giving you confidence with Google My Business. There is a wealth of information on my site and a complete guide unlike any other on my youtube channel. If you enjoyed the video then feel free to subscribe and join the other thousands of subscribers on http://bit.ly/zanetsub
Why is this article needed? Google My Business is a powerful vehicle for local business. But it lacks the help and support from real people. So getting help isn’t easy. I know as I was in the same boat. but I’ve logged, tracked and video what I’ve learnt so you don’t need to hunt down any other design company that will promise the world and deliver little benefits.