How to Set Up a Google Business Page
Creating a My Business page through Google has become commonplace. This makes you more searchable and creates credibility in the eyes of the consumer. So how is it done?
Follow these easy steps:
You first need to have a personal Google Plus account to gain access to the creation process. From there, you will be asked to select a category that your business falls into- Local Business or Place, Product or Brand, Company, Business or Organization, Arts, Entertainment or Sports, and Other.
You will then be able to customize your page and include all the necessary information. You can import profile photos, taglines, contact info, description of your business, and links to any relatable sites.
Almost done, you just need to verify:
The last step of the setup process is verifying through Google that you are the business that you claim to be. This can be done by postcard sent to your business listed address or a phone verification at the listed business phone number. Once verified, you My Business account is live and you can begin posting status updates, pictures, upload videos, and engage and interact with fans and potential customers.
The Google My Business pages are going to continue to grow in importance and value both in rankings and gaining customers and customer retention. If you do not have a page yet, build it now! If you need help building out your Google Business Pages or looking for more tips contact our team and check back often.