I’m still seeing lots of local business owners who have not claimed and verified their Google My Business listing. A verified and optimized Google My Business profile gives your business a huge advantage over your competition.
What is Google My Business?
Simply put, Google My Business is a free business listing service which happens to be the biggest business directory on the Internet.
Google gave your business a free profile to be listed in this incredible business directory.
However, Google needs you to verify that the profile really belongs to you and that this is really your business.
Get Listed on Google Search and Google Maps
In order to manage how you appear in Google Search, on Google Maps, and lots of other Google properties, you need to verify your profile.
Google has to confirm the physical location of your business. They need to check if you’re authorized to own a listing.
Once verified, you will be able to:
- Optimize your business profile
- Upload new photos and videos
- Create posts and events
- Accept and respond to customer reviews
- View stats called Insights
Verifying your business can protect it from anyone who might try to claim your listing as their own. Do you have a shady competitor who might try to claim your listing?
Make sure your listing is verified, then get to work optimizing your profile!
Can I hire you to help me with my Google Profile?
Yes! I offer Google My Business Optimization services, short term and long term. I can help you get your profile set up and optimized. This will help you gain a fast competitive edge and will improve your local SEO.