What is Google My Business?
Google My Business is a tool for businesses, brands or organizations to manage what people see across Google Search Engine. This service is for everyone and can help improve your local ranking on Google. Whether you have a store front location or not, it allows you a service area without a physical location listed.
Benefits of Google My Business
One benefit of Google My Business is being able to manage business information, such as: phone number with a call now button, address or multiple address locations, website and hours of operations. Another benefit of verifying your business with Google is the ability to connect directly to customers by reading and responding to reviews. There is a way to input your Social Media accounts where they can click a button to view your page. This feature will also work on any device.
How Google determines local ranking
Local results appear for people who search for businesses and places near their location. When local results are listed on Google Search, it is based on a combination of relevance, distance and status to give you the best results.
Relevance | To give Google a better understanding of your business and match your listing to relevant searches, it is based on how well a local listing matches what someone is searching for.
Distance | The range of your services listed on your profile determine the outcome in search results
Status | How well your business is known
Why should you hire someone to set up your Google My Business Page?
A Google My Business Manager will help you keep your information organized and accurate. When purchasing a Google My Business Account set up, you will receive your first month of maintenance for free to see if goals are met within a month. By hiring Mixed Medium Design to manage your Google My Business account, you will be provided you with monthly insights on your customers after the account is set up.
This will include, but not limited to:
How customers searched for you
Where they are coming from
How many people asked for directions
How many visit your website
How many view your photos