Getting a Google local listing is undoubtedly one of the best ways to increase your business’s online visibility. It can improve your online presence and make it easier for potential customers to find your business when they perform a local search on Google.
How to Get a Google Local Listing?
You need a Google account in order to create a Google My Business profile. If you have a Gmail account, you can use it to create your business profile as well. Otherwise, you need to create a new Google account. Once you have an account, you can follow these steps to get a Google local listing for your business.
One of the first steps in getting a Google My Business profile involves signing up your business by its official name.
Click the ‘Manage Now’ button
Enter the name of your business
That’s it! Next, we’ll look at verifying the location of your business.
If your business has a physical location that your clients and customers can visit, enter the address. If you also happen to deliver your products and services to your customers, tick the box which says: ‘I deliver goods and services to my customers’ and then click ‘Next’.
If, on the other hand, your business does not have a physical location, you can simply leave the address field blank and tick the box which says ‘I deliver goods and services to my customers’ and then click ‘Next’.
In case you run a home based business and do not want people to know where you live, you can tick the box which says ‘Hide my address (it’s not a store)’.
If you deliver your products and services only to specific areas, you need to mention them so that Google can show your business in the search results when someone performs a local search. You can enter the names of the regions or cities directly or enter the zip codes of the areas you serve.
This is a key step in creating a Google local listing for your business. The category you choose will determine what kind of search terms and keywords your business will appear for. So, it is important to choose a category which accurately represents your business.
If you are not able to decide as to which category fits your business best, you can research your competitors, find out what categories their businesses are listed under, and then choose an appropriate category for your business.
This is the last step in creating a Google local listing for your business. While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you add a contact number and a website to your profile so your potential customers can contact you directly.
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