What is a GMB or Google My business listing? Many small business owners overlook this step when starting their business but it can be a very effective way to get more business, leads and traffic to your site. A google my business listing requires a physical address to set up but you can still set one up if you don’t plan to see customers or clients at your physical location however it is very important that you state that when setting up your business. It is also a good idea to add your business hours, description, as many pictures as possible and then once everything is set up how you want it you can hit “verify”. Once you have set up your listing and hit verify, google will review it and you should receive a postcard in the mail with a number on it and then you can verify your account. Then google will activate your listing and hopefully, you will be seen in the search engines map pack.
The Map pack is the 3 listing that they show when you google a certain business. If you aren’t in the top three there are ways to help your business get to those top 3 spots which will ensure more exposure for your business and hopefully more clients. One of those is doing citations. Citations are basically taking the Name, Address and Phone number (NAP) of your business that google gave you and putting that in as many different directories around the web as possible. Some example would be Facebook, Yelp, Yellow pages and Bing. We have a list of the top citations to list your business in plus we can figure out your top competitors and where they are listed and make sure that you are positioned similarly and competitively against them to help your chances of being seen in that coveted top 3 spot.
Please reach out to us if you have any question or would like to know more about Google my business listings or citations.