If you’re a small business and you want your website to rank high in local searches and in general, it’s imperative you get listed on Google My Business.
What is it? Well it’s a free tool that enables businesses to manage their on line presence across Google, incl. Search & Maps. When your business info. has been verified it will make it easier for potential customers to find you.
So how do you set this up? Follow these steps.
You can do the same on Bing Places and click ‘claim your business’.
Given Bing is ranked 2nd to Google & that 33% of the US use it as their primary browser it’s worth being listed.
It’s very important that the citations (NAP) match across all your websites, social media & Google/Bing & other directory listings so that Google can index your company easily.
That includes primarily the company name, address & telephone number then things such as opening hours, business description etc.
Citations either positively or negatively affect your ranking. It’s more likely to be positive if the information is consistent. Less likely if it isn’t.
Click here to get help getting listed on Google My Business and Bing or social media platforms in general.