Take Control of Your Google My Business and Map Listings

You need Google My Business services to keep up with the fast paced changes of Google’s local listings. It can be hard to keep your business on top of its A-Game. What does it take to get a good local listing and maintain that ranking? 

Boost Your Local Presence with Google Business and Map Listings

Did you know that 46% of searches have local intent?

We know big box retailers are very hard to compete against. But, if you are a local business, there is a huge opportunity to tap into new customers who are specifically looking for a local solution.

Google My Business (formerly Google+ and Google Places) is an excellent starting place to establish your local presence and attract local search traffic. The competition here can also be fierce as many businesses are competing for the same #1 map or search listing as you. That’s why we offer Google My Business services, so your local listing can effectively compete for those coveted top placements.

Call us toll-free at 1-888-262-6687 to get started. Our Local SEO experts are ready to help you maximize the value of your Google Business and Map listing. To learn more about what local SEO is, check out our blog, here.

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Why You Should Care About Google My Business?

  • Engage with customers on Google for free.

    Any and every business with an address can claim its Google business listing for free – don’t be one of the 66% who haven’t yet! Take advantage of the opportunity to be shown in Google. Why would you leave your listing unclaimed or out of your ownership?

  • Get noticed in Google Search and Maps.

    Google My Business services will help you take control of how your business shows up in Google search and Maps results. Your potential customers should see the most up to date information about your local business.

  • Show off your local business with images and reviews.

    People like to know what they are getting – adding quality images about your local business helps set their expectation and build familiarity. As well, great reviews helps to increase their trust in your brand and likelihood they will choose you.

  • Add a new source of significant monthly lead generation.

    Many clients with prominent and well-maintained Google My Business profiles and Map Listings generate a significant flow of new customers each month right from Search Results. Our Google My Business services provide an excellent supplement to SEO and Paid Search traffic – make it a part of your Digital Marketing Strategy.

  • Gain valuable SERP real estate above conventional SEO listings.

    For searches with local intent, Google will often first show a handful of local business listings. When optimized, these listings typically get higher click-through-rates and attention from local searchers – particularly from those on mobile devices.

  • Connect with your customers in new and convenient ways.

    Google My Business services can provide new ways for your potential customers to engage with you. Right from your business listing, customers can request a quote, get directions, visit your website, call your location, send a message, view special offers, and more!

  • Gain insights about your Search presence and local customers.

    Once you’ve put all the effort into improving and maintaining your Google My Business listing, you can see valuable data on how your business appears in search and how customers connect with you. You can track trends and growth in your engagement over time.

  • Promote your business with featured posts in Search Results.

    Share exciting news like a special event, great sale, new staff member, or anything else you desire. The post stays active in your Business Listing in Search Results for one week and can attract serious clicks and traffic to your website.


SEO & Google My Business Services

Google is always adjusting the minor details of what you can and can’t include in your business listing and what is prominently displayed in your listing. The following items have consistently remained among the top items we optimize through our Google My Business services.

Correct Business Information

The basics are often the most important. Is all the information included in your Google My Business account correct – from proper category placement to accurate hours to correct address and phone number? Incorrect information confuses both your customers and Google.

Exciting High Quality Images

Are you showcasing your local business with the best images possible? Google likes to see businesses adding images of their exterior, interior, staff, brand, products, and more. It’s like giving customers an accurate peek into what to expect once they visit you!

Resounding Reviews

Great reviews – one of the most influential decision factors your potential customers are looking for. They are also indicators to Google about your reliability and customer satisfaction. Positive and steady review growth is important for an active and effective local business listing.

Established Local SEO

Over the last several years we have noticed that local businesses that focus on proper SEO strategies also naturally see their Google My Business listing results improve. As with most other things in the industry, doing as many things right as possible leads to the best synergies and results.

FAQ’s about Google My Business

Is Google My Business worth it?

Yes, Google My Business is very important to claim and manage if you are a local business with a physical location. For local searches, Google typically shows business listings first which get higher click-through-rates and particularly good visibility on mobile devices.

Does Google My Business affect SEO?

Yes, Google My Business provides social signals and proof in the way of customer reviews. Google uses a review count and review score factor to determine local search rankings. These send a strong signal that you are trustworthy and authoritative in your industry.

Is Google My Business important for SEO?

With zero click searches on the rise, more people than ever are searching and finding the results they need right in Google (in part thanks to business listings). Google will also show these local business listings above other traditional search results. Your Google My Business listing helps you appear in map searches and Local 3-Pack. Google My Business helps with star ratings to increase click-through-rates and increase traffic and sales, along with earning trust. All of these in turn further strengthen your SEO efforts.

Is Google My Business free?

Yes, claiming and verifying your Google My Business listing is free. You can add pictures, verify your hours, distribute content, post updates, and more. If you hire a person or a SEO agency experienced in optimizing and managing Google My Business listings you can expect to pay for their work and expertise.

More About Our Local SEO Services

2019 and 2020 SEO and Best in Search Awards from TopSEOs, Clutch, and SEMFirms

At 1st on the List, we have worked with countless location-based small businesses who need an extra boost to promote their business through Google Maps and Google Search. Our Google My Business services and Local SEO Plans are both affordable and effective, bringing everything together in one effortless strategy.

We’d love to show you how we can help you – just like we’ve helped these happy clients!

Our SEO company has over 24 years of experience working with all types of websites across all industry sectors. We can help your local business get the rankings and recognition you deserve. Call us toll-free at 1-888-262-6687.


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