Google My Profile (formerly Google My Business)
“Getting on Google My Business can increase your chances of showing up in Google’s Local Pack, Local Finder, Google Maps, and organic rankings in general.” Moz.com January 3, 2018”
Google My Profile is a must have if you want to show up in a Google search! Google maps and Google’s YouTube…are all part of the Google Suite. If you haven’t optimized Google My Profile, your losing valuable shelf space on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP).
Do you remember when the only way to find a business was to grab the phone book and flip through the pages? Those days are long gone.
97% of people searching for a local business start with a search online
If you own a business, it’s critical to optimize Google My Profile because important information about your business will appear to searchers in both a Google search and Google maps. Today, the most recognized and advantageous directory listing is Google My Profile.
It’s also important to claim and optimize other directories like Yelp, and the myriad of other trade related listings like Angie or Dealer Rater or Healthgrades, for example. Think of a directory listing as Yellow Pages. Every company on the web that hosts your Name, Address and Phone number (NAP), basically, is a directory. These directories display your brand and image to the universe whether you want them to or not. It’s better to have control over your company, so claim your Intellectual Property (IP) on the web.
Search Engine Land says,
“The directory listings aren’t just social media platforms,
they’re powerful weapons in your search engine optimization (SEO) arsenal!”
Digital Marketing Made Simple (DMMS) bundles Google My Profile and Yelp and we call it, The Echo because the benefit of The Echo sounds far and wide and goes deep like…an echo. Get it?
We will activate your directory listings and optimize for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). In addition, Digital Marketing Made Simple (DMMS) will optimize and upload fifteen images, provided by you, of your company and employees.
Contact us to get started today.
Google’s Pigeon Update boosts Local Directories
(July 25th, 2014, Search Engine Land) Read more here: http://searchengineland.com/googles-pigeon-update-solves-yelp-problem-boosts-local-directories-197949