Google My Business has always been a useful service by Google for Business owners to enlist themselves to be found on Google Maps based on their services. Google Business gives users a brief overview about their business and location. Launched in 2014, this has facilitated the way business owners gain better reputation by being found on google maps based on their business address and keywords related to their search terms. At Cloud Connected, being an SEO digital marketing agency in Pasadena CA our clients websites are optimized using Google My Business for users to look up their business based on organic searches.
Traders have found their online presence has boosted sales by Google Business, some with a website like some of our clients and even sone users without website. Particularly in the Philippines particularly only one percent of the business population have a website and Google My Business recognition can boost online presence.
“The sad reality is only one percent of businesses in the Philippines have websites,” Kenneth Lingan, head of Google in Philippines. This prompts Google to collaborate with the Department of Tourism to endeavor for businesses to be found, improving local SEO for companies and gaining recognition. The downside is that even with Google My Business you can’t guarantee many organizations have heard of your brand.
Neil Patel has stated in one of his blogs called “How to optimize Google My Business” that there are 3.5 billion searches according to marketshare where 80% of these are on Google. Your customers only ever review the first page of Google because it is like “the front page of your local newspaper” where the big trending news appears. Lesser is important beyond.
It comes at a time that GMB have launched a new area where business can share their services and specialities to a specific area via Search and Google Maps. Configuring the services that they cover, companies can present more accurate information about their geographical and demographical coverage of their services. Say if you provide SEO for clients based in California wide or just in Pasadena you can expand or narrow down your service areas in GMB. This can also apply to specific ZIP/Postal Codes they cover.
Google helps smaller based businesses run by independent contractors often in a van – Landscapers, electricians, plumbers give users an idea of what areas they cover, compared to INC 500 that are optimized to provide service on a scale such as the USA.
If you look at our services and price we can provide Google My Business listing here. Take advantage of the more modern techniques to boost reputation management for your company. We have examples of how we can manage your listings to improve your presence on the web