Have you been wondering Why Do I Need Google My Business?
Have you got a Google My Business listing? If not why not?
For several years now Google has been showing local businesses near the top of its search results in what is currently called the Google My Business listings. They have had several names over the years – Google Places, Google 7 Pack, Google 3 Pack, the Snack Pack to name but a few!
With the Yellow Pages now gone from our world, people have turned to the internet when looking for a local business or tradesman. Being in the top 3 Google My Business listings is hugely important to your business.
If you are not sure what we are talking about here is a screenshot of what they are:
Recent history of Google My Business
Over the last 12 months there has been a huge increase in the number of searches made with the words ‘near me’ in them. For example ‘plumber near me’. Because Google knows where you are by your IP address or if you are on a mobile, your location services, they will give you the closest businesses to you at that particular moment. This includes the Google My Business listings.
Did you know that 50% of people who make a search for a local business actually make contact with a business that day. Over 75% of people do so within the following 24 hours.
One thing that most people look at when looking for a business or a product online are reviews. The GMB listings enable you to show reviews which can have a massive effect on the number of people clicking through to your website. In fact the number of people clicking through to the businesses website from a GMB listing increased by 29% in 2018.
But, apart from the fact that having a listing is FREE, the number one reason to have a listing is that your competitors have one! And, if yours is well optimised, then you stand a much better chance of ranking higher than them. This is the key, as the majority of listings are not optimised or completed fully. Is yours?
16% of businesses who have a listing received over 100 calls per month in 2018. This is one of my favourite stats. 96% of GMB listings are viewed at least 25 times per month with 49% of listings receiving over 1000 searches per month.
So, you see, it is not a case of whether you have a GMB listing, you MUST have one!
A Google My Business listing, on Page 1 of Google, is guaranteed to get your Business MORE customers.
We can help!
We will claim your listing for you and then fully complete and optimise it for you. Then if you wish we can maintain that listing each month to ensure that it stays on Page 1 of Google. Things change regularly on Google so it pays to keep it uptodate. Also, the GMB listing enables you to add posts on a weekly basis which we will run for you.
Ask yourself, what is your individual customer value?
Just 1 new customer could repay your investment in full
Get your listing built and optimised TODAY
ONLY £97 + vat
(After checkout you will be transferred to a page where you can enter your business details. We will then contact you within 24 hours. We will also send you over a receipt for your business records)