Web Design Company North Devon Google MapsGet Listed On Google My Business

Unless you already have all the business you need, then we’re sure you want to attract more Customers and want your business to grow!

An often overlooked part of getting your website to the top of the page for searches, Google My Business, is a great tool to increase sales – if done correctly.

So many businesses set up their page wrong which affects their listing, or they overlook it all together and don’t claim their listing. Either way, the results are the same; dropping out of the Google 3 Pack and not being found for searches 🙁

Getting listed on Google My Business is a great way to get your Company noticed. Being part of the Google listings in this way enhances your reputation and increases trust with prospective Customers.

Having your Company listed in the Google 3 Pack builds trust in your Customers eyes – and envy in your competitors eyes!

It used to be called Google Local!

You may already be familiar with its previous name – Google Local. A Web Design Company North Devon Google Local MapsCompany listing is created and it shows up on Google Maps on the right hand side usually and the now famous Google Placemarker.

Why not leave it as it is?

Google creates a Company listing based on information it has about your business. That information may be right or wrong but you want to claim the listing so that you can take control of it.

Not only does the information need to be correct but you can also add hours, contact information, links to your website, and directions. You can also add images so that your listing stands out from your competitors.

All of these additions help Google help your business get noticed online!

The top listing on the 1st page of Google is prime real estate! You definitely want to claim that land as your own!

The Google 3 Pack – Now 2pac!

In late 2015 Google decided to show only the top 3 in Google My Business listings. Prior to that, there were 7 listings showing. The remaining listings are now being shown under a “More Places” link.

Web Design Company North Devon Google Map SEO BarnstapleThis decision seems to be driven by the use of mobile and Google wanting to show fewer listings to speed up searches on mobi devices. This also left more space for map results and reviews.

Then on June the 21st 2016 Google confirmed that advertising was coming to the Google 3 Pack!

It lets us be witty and 100% cooler than we really are to call it a 2pac like the young people do, but it has serious connotations as the 3 pack space has been reduced by 33%.
Now, only 2 Google My Business listings will be shown and at the top will be a PAID advert.

And it’s happening NOW!

Web Design Company North Devon SEO Barnstaple Google My BusinessThis change mean that any business can become featured in the local pack just by paying their way to get there.

So it’s more important than ever that you get your Google My Business in place ASAP so that your business appears in that reduced space.

Ensuring that your Google My Business listing is up-to-date and relevant will help your business get into the Google 2 Pack and push your competitors down the page. That’s good business in our book!

If you know what you’re doing then claim your Listing as soon as possible. If you’re not sure, then let us do it for you. Give us a call on 01271 523 586 or drop us an email and we’ll make sure that we get your listing set up correctly.

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You can be Googled on any device!

When your listing ownership has been verified, Google puts your business info on Search, Maps and Google so that Customers can find you, no matter what device they’re using.

Enhance your reputation

Google Reviews and Ratings are a great way to help your Google My Business listing rank above your competitors.

Encouraging your Customers to review your product or service goes a long way to enhancing your reputation online – essential in this day and age as poor reviews are read more than good reviews!

Google My Business helps you build your reputation. Your Customers can show their appreciation with ratings and reviews, endorse your content by using the 1 button, and easily share your Google posts across the web.

Make it easy for your Customers to find you

By taking control of your listing you ensure that all the details are correct. This improves your ranking in search terms and makes it easier to be found by Consumers.SEO North Devon Search Engine Optimisation Barnstaple Google Local

Your next customer could be a click away, but if they can’t find your information, or it is wrong, or out of date, they will go to your competitors.

Let’s get you Googled Up!

Getting your Company listed in Google My Business is essential for businesses who trade locally or within a specified geographical area. Google LOVES local businesses and searches are biased towards them – especially on mobile devices.

People are searching online right now for goods and services locally. They are looking for brick and mortar companies that they can visit, phone, or email, but sadly, if they don’t find you, they find your competitor.

So contact us today and we can claim your Google My Business listing and get your business details in front of the right people.

We can get your company listed, optimised, and linked to your website, for only £97.00 (or if you take up our SEO service, we include it for free!). If you need help to get reviews, we can do that too for additional fees. You don’t have to worry about anything – except how to deal with more calls!