What is Google My Business (GMB)?
Google My Business is Google’s platform for holding local business information…and allowing businesses to manage the backend of the front facing part of Google Maps.
Google has released a great tool to help you get started with Google Maps Rankings. It is called Google My Business Listing and it allows you to manage your Google Places business listing via a professional looking website. You can use Google Maps to optimize your business listing setup.
This is done by following the instructions on the Google Maps site. By selecting the “List Your Local Area” tab, the business owner selects the location of his or her company. He or she then submits their company info and the description about their products and services. The last step is to upload their photos to the web users, where they are displayed for the browsing public.
How Should You Setup Local SEO for Google Maps?
Add Your Company Logo. Add A Lot Of Info About Your business. Add Hours. Add photos. Add your products & services. Add EVERYTHING you can that tells Google and its searchers more information about your business.
Local SEO is important for many reasons. One of those reasons is that, because Google knows where the business is located, it will be more likely to show that business in the SERPs. The other reason is that having local SEO for Google Places will increase the number of web users who visit the business listing. More web users visiting means more chances of clicking on the products or services displayed and that means more revenue for the business owner. Now let us examine how to optimize your Google Business Listing setup.
There are two ways to incorporate local SEO into your Google My Business Listing setup: by submitting your company information and providing a local search results page. You can do both at the same time or you can choose to submit one or the other depending on how your online business works. If you want to offer your products and services directly from your Google Places business listing, you can opt to submit your company info only. When web users search for something that contains your company’s info, Google will show the local search results. However, if you want people to browse through your Google My Business Listing and find your company via local search results, you have to provide a local search results page.
Optimizing Your Google My Business Listing
The way in which you will customize your Google My Business Listing depends on what your online service area covers. In the service area, you can include photos of your office or shop, links to your website, company information, and a short description about the services that your business offers. For every service area that you cover, you can also select categories that would best suit your products or services. Google has provided an extensive list of available categories and subcategories; therefore, it won’t be hard for you to find an appropriate category to submit your business name. Once you have your GMB setup, make sure to build high quality and relevant local citations.
To get started with Google My Business Listing, you need to sign up for a free Google My Business account. Once you have signed up, you can already modify and manage your Google My Business Listing (GMB). You can change the information that you have uploaded about yourself, add your company’s contact information, and even change your business description. To make sure that everything is properly optimized, you should also verify all your submitted listings. To do this, you can use Google’s free service called Verify Business Listings. With this free service, you can verify the information that you uploaded in My Business Listings by checking to see if the information is correctly formatted, the business account or site is correctly structured, and all the links are working.
To verify the information that you uploaded in Google My Business Listing, you should first click on the small “ado box” that is displayed above the main view pane of your site. Then, you should click on “verify business listing” and then click on the radio button “Yes.” In the next step, you will have to click on “OK.” Finally, you should take a snapshot of your site so that you can compare it with the snapshot that was taken when you signed in to Google.