Ensuring your business has a local map listing is an essential part to being found by your potential customers, especially when it comes to being found on the major search engines.
Before you can add your business to the search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, you must first be sure that you meet their quality guidelines, including having a valid mailing address. However, if promoting a brand, organization, or a product, without an address, you should create an account for a branding page.
Here are helpful tips to get you started on your local map listing on Google My Business:
Step 1- Create a Google account, then navigating to Google My Business.
Step 2- Chose which type of business you are:
- Storefront: Choosing this option would be if you are intending on serving customers at your business location, such as a retail store, restaurant, or hotel.
- Service Area: Choosing this option would be if you are intending to service customers at their location or within a certain area. For example, pizza delivery, taxi services or even a plumber.
Step 3- Enter your business information, selecting your business if it appears in the drop-down menu.
Step 4- If you don’t see anything showing up in the menu, you should then be prompted to enter in your business’s details. Be sure everything is accurate, ensuring your business can be reached directly.
Step 5- Next, you will need to verify your business. Most businesses verify by postcards, or if you already have a listing, you can be verified by phone.
If you need help ensuring your business can be found online, contact Windy City Strategies for more information today!