5 ways to maximize your business using Google My Business listing

How to claim Google My Business listing

So, if you want local searchers to find your Business, you will need a Google My Business (GMB) listing that’s optimized and correct.
So, if you want local searchers to find your Business, you will need a Google My Business (GMB) listing that’s optimized and correct.
  • To get going, go to business.google.com/add.
  • Type name and address of the Business, then choose it from the list of results.
  • Options will display when you write in your company name. If a listing currently exists that matches your company’s name and location, select it.
  • “Claim this Business” option can be located in the Business Profile section of the website.
  • If not, go to the top of the page and select “create a business with this name” to start a new listing. You will be asked for your business address, phone number, company name, service areas, and other information.
  • As the next step, verify your company using the Google guidelines (mostly via direct mail, or if your Business is eligible, via phone or email)

How to claim Google My Business Listing on Google Maps?

Click on “Own this business” if it is the one
Click on “Own this business” if it is the one
  • Click on the “Own this business” button below if your Business appears on Maps and not in search results or is seen as unclaimed property.
  • Then Google will direct you to your Gmail account’s log-in page, where you will complete the procedures to authenticate your address and information, as well as the verification stage to claim this Google My Business Listing.
  • The verification process can be realized through postcard, email or phone verification.
  • Choose the option to verify your Business (usually, mail by postcard is offered), and it may last 14 days to receive the mail which inherits the verification code.

Google My Business Optimization Factors to Consider

How to optimize your Google My Business listing?

1. Filling in the blanks in all of the sections of “Info”

Info tab includes all fundamental business details
Info tab includes all fundamental business details
  • Categories
Your categories should be informative both for clients and Google bots
Categories are directly related to relevance of your business when getting ranking
Categories are directly related to the relevance of your business when getting ranking
  • Google My Business description for SEO
Focus on the words that have ranking potential and are related to your niche
  • Links, numbers, addresses, and attributes
Focus on the words that have ranking potential and related to your niche
Add business-specific attributes here

2. Start working on Google My Business posts

GMB offers different post formats when creating a post

How to schedule posts on Google My Business?

Login Circleboom account or create new one in seconds
Login Circleboom account or create new one in seconds
Circleboom social media scheduler works with several social media platforms as seen on the left side menu
Circleboom social media scheduler works with several social media platforms as seen on the left side menu
You will sync your Google account to start posting on Google My Business.
Here you can create or find content and then schedule it days ahead
Here you can create or find content and then schedule it days ahead
When you click on Create New Post, you can add images and edit them through Circleboom Publish’s Canva extension!
When you click on Create New Post, you can add images and edit them through Circleboom Publish’s Canva extension!
With article curation feature, you can post Google My Business updates regularly.
With the article curation feature, you can post Google My Business updates regularly.
If you have your website RSS or other related ones, why not automating them to post on Google My Business?
If you have your website RSS or other related ones, why not automating them to post on Google My Business?
After creating post, select the account you want to post to.
After creating a post, select the account you want to post to.
  • Additionally, you can create Google My Business Listing groups such as client accounts and go to the “Select Group” option to post simultaneously.
It is possible to create GMB listing groups and choose to post to all accounts.
It is possible to create GMB listing groups and choose to post to all accounts.
Scheduling Google My Business posts will relieve your to-do-list!
Scheduling Google My Business posts will relieve your to-do list!

3. Add Products and Services to Google My Business Listing

Adding products can bring more conversions.

4. Video and Photo Uploads

Choose your GMB images carefully because they are a reflection of your business, service, and products.
Choose your GMB images carefully because they are a reflection of your business, service, and products.

5. Pay attention to your Reviews

Google Reviews influence prospect customer decisions deeply

Wrapping up

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