If you haven’t claimed your Google+ Local listing, do it NOW, as I’m sure your competitors have claimed theirs!
How To Set Up Google+ Local
- Firstly, Create a Google account here and add all the relevant details.
- Verify your new account with the email that Google will send you.
- Go to Google+ Local (Google Places) , here, and create your listing.
- Claim your listing by clicking on “Edit” or create a new one if you are unable to find your business.
- Add your business name, address details, description about your business etc. Fill out as much as possible.
- You will be asked to verify that you are indeed the business owner. This will be done either by SMS text message or via post. The latter could take up to 4 weeks!
Google+ Tips: How To Optimize Your Google+ Local Listing
- Make sure you add your business website url in the business description section.
- Add the required images and videos. Make sure these are related to your business.
- Add additional business categories. Most important, make sure the first category is a Google suggested business or as close as possible to your business. The others can be custom , but it is strongly recommended to research these using Google’s keyword tool, click here
- If your business does not have a brick-and-mortar address, such as a plumber or mobile locksmith, you can still add your business.
- Download the Google+ Local app for your mobile device
- Engage with your customers and potential customers using your Google+ Local account. Like any other Social Media, make your content useful and helpful.
- REALLY IMPORTANT: get your customers to write reviews on your Google+ Local listing. They can do this by simply clicking the “Write a Review” button your listing. Click the following link to discover why Reputation Marketing is so important for your business.
- REALLY IMPORTANT: Make sure you abide by Google’s Term of Use guidelines and don’t keyword stuff or spam!
Need Help To Optimise Your Google+ Local Listing?
If you are struggling to get your Google+ Local (Google Places) listing to appear in the top 7 searches for your business market, then we can help. Call Blue Square Management today on 01689 602 248 for a FREE consultation, or email us.