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56% of businesses haven't claimed their Google My Business listing

Updated: Feb 11, 2019

Have you ever noticed when searching for a business on Google, a nice informative business profile like the one above appears on the right hand side of the page? If you are a business owner and haven't set up Google My Business, you are missing out on an opportunity to get your business information in front of potential customers.

Setting up a listing is easy and a relatively fast process. Start by clicking here. Google makes it very easy to set up. They require verification of the business by snail-mail via a verification code which must be entered on the listing before it will be published live. Expect to receive a postcard from Google, don't throw it away, you'll have 30 days to use the code.

Once your listing is live, there are opportunities to update services, hours of operation, add photos and link to your website and social media. Another benefit is getting customer reviews which will help you rank higher on Google searches.

While there are many benefits of having a Google My Business listing, for example better search visibility, it also provides opportunities to engage with your audience and communicate to customers by writing posts that link back to your website and promote your business and related services and products.

Having a Google My Business profile is absolutely free. Spicy Dragon Designs includes set up of Google My Business with all of our website design projects and it is part of our SEO strategy.

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