Having a business today entails marketing and advertising. However, such concepts also further entail a huge budget.
Considering how difficult today’s time is financially, not a lot of businesses can afford to allot a budget for advertisements and marketing stints.
The good news is that businesses have a more viable option for getting better exposure to their target markets.
Yes, your business can reach the market it needs using Google Maps for business.
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Google free business listing allows you to have your business listed so that users and prospective customers may be able to find you or any of your branches that is close to their location.
Getting listed on Google is basically for businesses that have a physical location. Therefore, if your business is purely online, you cannot be listed on the free Google listing.
So, do you want to get listed on Google? Here are the steps to follow:
1.Visit this site, “http://www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter”
Using your Google account, you need to log in to begin the process. If you don’t have an account yet, you should create one. Then, click ‘Add New Listing’.
2. Then, you can create your listing.
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At this point, you need to enter your company or organization name, street address, city, state (if applicable), zip code, phone, email address, website address, and your company description.
Before you click ‘Next’, make sure to view how your listing looks like at the right part of the page.
3. Now, you can add or claim your listing on Google maps for business.
You can now claim the business listing if Google already has a listing for your business. You simply have to click ‘Claim’ and then follow the instructions.
4. After this, Google will verify your listing in one of two ways.
First, it may call the telephone number that you have indicated and then you need to type in the PIN that appears on your screen.
Otherwise, Google will send you a postcard with your PIN which is also the second option. The verification instructions are written on the postcard.
5. Now that you already have a listing, you can already add some more details to your listing.
Make it more desirable and informative by including your category, payment options, and even hours of operation. If you so desire, you can also add photos and videos too.
Optimize your listing.
Google Places is one of the best ways for your business to gain its needed exposure. Take advantage of this free Google business listing and reap the benefits in time.