Frequently Asked Questions: Google My Business

Frequently Asked Questions: Google My Business

Search engine registration enhances your local SEO and makes your business more visible within online searches. Most search engines typically have their own registration process, but the one that sees the most popularity and success is Google My Business. If you have a Google My Business profile, it will appear at the top of many searches related to your company and becomes a good resource for users to get information about products or services, as well as contact information. Especially if your desired audience is specific to a certain location, My Business is a great way to drawn in both new and returning customers. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the My Business platform and how it can help you!

What is Google My Business?

Google My Business is a tool that lets you manage how your business appears in Googles Search and Google Maps. You can edit it to include your business’s name, location, hours, contact information, photos, and videos, and customers can leave reviews as well.

How do I know if Google My Business is right for me?

Google My Business can be used for any business with a physical location (such as retail stores or restaurants), individual practitioners (such as doctors or lawyers), and mobile businesses (such as handymen or delivery services) who have a defined service area. If you’re targeting local customers, it’s highly recommended that you have an active and well-maintained listing.

Why should I register my business with Google My Business?

Google My Business is a great tool for a number of reasons. For one, it will give you better presence in search results- Google My Business results are shown above standard results, so they’re visible to more people. Having a listing an also increase your customers’ trust in your brand, because it makes you look more professional. Utilizing Google My Business also gives you a way to make sure the information about your business shown in a search engine is consistent with what you put on your website/printed materials/ other outlets. Above all, though, it boosts your local SEO, bringing more people to your brand and increasing your website visits/ phone calls/ sales.

How much information should I include on my business’s listing?

It’s important to get as much information about your business as possible on your listing. This should include at least your name, website, address, phone number, logo, and hours; but it can also include your menu or service list, photos and videos, reviews, and frequently asked questions. The more information you include, the more effective your listing will be.

How do I get started?

Getting started with Google My Business is simple and quick. Interested in making the most of your local SEO? We can help! Contact Cassie Rogers today at cassie@mediavenue.com or at 502-855-4784.

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