Getting Started With A Google Plus Local Listing
Anyone in business knows how important it is to be on the front page of Google. It is important to be on the front page for attracting customers to your business.
If you have a Google+ Local Listing it makes commonsense that you will have the competitive edge if you are listed there and your competitors are not. So are you ready to get listed?
Creating A Google Plus Local Page
First of all you need to create a Google+ profile. If you already have one, the next step is to “create a page” and choose your category.
Next you need to enter your business phone number and click ‘locate’. Make sure you enter your business listed phone number, not your personal mobile number.
Is your business there? If it is, click on it…if it isn’t you will have to add your business. Next you can add your information (or edit it) and then click to confirm. Make sure you add your business to the correct category. For example, don’t be tempted to list your product…list your service.
A few more clicks and you will have created your page. Now you can add all the information you want!
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What makes Google+ local pages so beneficial, is that they include a map of your business location, featuring your address, phone number and your business hours. You are also able to get social with your customers. You can create and manage “circles”, join or create your own “Google Hangouts” and share any interesting content you like. This can include articles and photos.
Google is the most popular search engine in the world and a Google Plus Local page allows your business to have a central hub where your customers and potential customers can go to find out about what you have to offer.
When people need something, they just Google it. These days, that’s from their smartphone or iPad – not always their desktop computer.
Many businesses haven’t even heard of a Google Plus Local listing, let alone understand the potential power of having one to get maximum sales and customer retention. If you are here reading this…then you are one step ahead of your competition!
So I have told you “how to create a listing” and it doesn’t cost anything to do so. What is not as easy though is optimizing and managing the listing. That’s where your real profits come from.
Once a person puts a local-based search in Google for your particular service, they will see your business’ Google Plus Local page link, website URL, address and phone number in the listing above the search results. So as you can see building your page is important if you want to make your business be listed on top of the Google search results for a long time.
Your Business Benefits From Reviews
Another added benefit to creating your page/listing is it helps you interact with your clients. They can write a review about your business there. Reviews or ratings affect your business’ reputation online and the higher your rating, the more customers you’ll likely get.
Think about the impact of having a person search for the service that you offer in their area and they’re greeted with a page showing all of your glowing reviews! They’re going to be much more likely to choose you over your competitors, don’t you think? There is an instant trust.
Relationship marketing is the future of business because it helps people get to know you on a more personal level and so customer retention is increased. If you are wanting to expose your business to more customers, but finding the whole task so daunting…it is totally understandable!
- You probably feel like you need to have a website, a Facebook fan club, spend a fortune on advertising, tweet “Tweets” about every little thing and now there is Google to master!
- In many ways, Google Plus Local is much more important than Facebook for local businesses because when people need something, they go to Google.
Facebook is great if they already know you and you are spending money on Facebook advertising to get your products out there…but G+ local is an amazing way of really getting those brand new customers when they’re actually searching for you.
The conversion to sale is much higher than many other forms of marketing…and that is the biggest benefit of all…wouldn’t you agree?
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The information in this report is important, so although it is a free gift, your business can benefit from you taking action! Click the image to download immediately! The report will open in a new window. Just save it to your computer. If you would like me to set up your listing…just let me know…