Probably everyone owning a business knows what GMB or Google My Business is and why it is important. So if you are the I know it all person, skip the read because you’ll get bored. For the rest hold light(not tight) and go for the read.
Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. If you verify and edit your business information, you can both help customers find your business and tell them your story. – Google.
Did that sound clear and helpful? I say yes. But I know what Google is talking about.
In case that does not sound clear, let me explain as best as I can:
Let’s say that you are looking for a restaurant in your hometown. What will you do? You will:
- get your phone(over 52.2% of users use it to browse the internet) or laptop/desktop;
- launch your voice search command(Hi, Siri / Hey, Google / Alexa) or type “restaurants around me” or “restaurants around hometown”;
- a list of restaurants pops up with their exact location, description, menu, reviews, and much more useful information.
Now, how was it possible to get the exact list with so much information about each restaurant around your town?
Most of the business/restaurant owners used the power of GMB. They created or claimed their GMB page here, by answering exact questions, giving an important description, claiming locations and confirming that the claim is real by entering a passcode sent by Google by mail. ALL THESE ARE DONE FOR FREE!
The information you provide benefits your business every single day. Therefore the more information about the business you fill in, the more information receives your future customer who visits your restaurant/store or uses your virtual services and then leaves you a great review, which benefits your business again. POSITIVITY HAPPENS 🙂
So, if you haven’t claimed your GMB yet, do it ASAP. It’s free! It helps your business grow and outgrow your competition that does not use the power of the simple Google My Business.
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