First things first, if you do not have a Google My Business listing yet – go create your free listing right here. You don’t even need a website to get this done. Stop reading and do this now – come back when you’re done!
Well done! You now have a Google My Business (GMB) listing for your business. It’ll take a little while to get it verified with Google as they send out a postcard with a code. Make sure that you tell whoever gets the mail in the morning at the office that it’s not spam mail and they should not throw it out with the rest of the junk mail! And be patient, don’t request a new one if the original one hasn’t come in after a few weeks because it will invalidate the original one and the waiting starts all over again!
In this post I just want to give you some proof and a reason why you should really get a GMB listing. Number don’t lie and if you’re in business, you should always be looking to get more clients, right?
So without further ado, here are some results of one of our local SEO services clients – he’s a small services business in the cleaning industry, and his main keyword (the money keyword as we like to call it) is “tile cleaning Perth” because that’s what most of his clients search for on Google when they need their tiles cleaned.
Ranking in the top spot is nice, but what does that actually translate into for a small local services business? Well I’m gla you asked! I happen to have a screenshot of the number of phone calls that the business got over the last 3 months – completely free – from being this visible on Google local search results.
If you’re not even a little excited about the possibility of new business that Google My Business listings can bring you, I don’t know what will. This is an absolute no-brainer if you want high quality, relevant people with credit cards in hand calling you for your business.
Need a hand getting it all setup the right way and pushed to the top of the search results? We’d be happy to have a chat with you about our Google My Business Listing Services to see what we can do for your business on Google Maps.