We should all know the importance of Google search by now. You want your customers to be able to find you when they search and to find you before they find the competition. Your Google Business Listing connects your business with your content and better informs local searches.
What is SEO
Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is how we refer to the things we do on our website to help Google and our customers find it. There are many actions you can take to improve your search ranking. This article about Google Business listings is the fourth in a series of articles on actions you can take to rank higher in Google search results.
What is a Google Business Listing?
Your listing may already exist even if you haven’t claimed it! This important tool allows you take control of how your business appears in Google search results and on Google Maps. Setting up and optimizing your Google Business Listing is incredibly integral to your website’s performance in local search results.
How to Get Your Google Business Listing
First, you should claim your listing. Simply go to Google search and look for your business, if it appears in the special box you should be able to claim it. Otherwise, if you can’t find it, you can create a new Google Business Listing instead.
Complete your profile, follow the setup steps provided by Google. Take your time and do it right. Don’t skip any steps, be sure to add photos, opening hours, categories, email address, links, and you can even set up chat via Google. Try not to leave anything blank, as completed profiles are more likely to rank higher in search results.
We do SEO for Halifax Small Businesses
The easiest way for you to get your Google Business Listing setup and optimized correctly is to give us a call. We offer SEO services custom-built for Halifax small businesses. You can contact us or book a free, no obligation SEO discovery call.