How to Get More Leads by Getting Your Business on Google Maps
Last year Google exceeded the yellow pages for local business search. This means that more consumers are using Google to find your business than any other source. Are you there? While buying Google AdWords might be out of your budget, you can still be on the top of Page 1 for FREE. Yes, FREE!! Just submit your website to Google Maps.
Here is the process for you to get your site added to Google Maps.
Step 1: Add Your Business Visit Google Local’s “Add/Edit Your Business” page. There you will be asked to enter your Google account login and password (or you can quickly create one) before entering the submission area. Once in, you need to provide standard business address and contact information, a 200-character description of your business, and the forms of payment you accept from consumers and your operating hours.
Step 2: Choose a Category Next you will be asked to provide a category that best describes your business. You can enter a phrase here and Google will try to find a related category to make this process simpler for you. You have the option to appear in up to 5 separate categories. Step 3: Preview and Select Verification Method Your business listing along with a proof of your business’s mapped location is shown for your approval. Here you can make any necessary final edits to your listing. After that, you have to choose which verification method that Google will use to confirm your address; do you want Google to call you or receive a postcard to confirm your address? If you choose the phone call, be prepared to answer immediately! They are fast, but not informative. The call is just a computerized voice with no identification, which gives you a code to enter in your account.
Step 4: Verify Follow the instructions provided to you by either the postcard or the phone and your listing will be active within 6 weeks.
If being at the top of Google is not enticing enough, there is an option to add a coupon so when someone clicks on your map listing, they can download the coupon for future use. Or if the searcher has clicked on your map listing from a mobile phone (as many of us do), they can see the coupon right on their phone.
Get your business found today. It’s easy and free.
Posted on: 9th July, 2010 Categories:
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