How do I get my small business on Google?
We get asked this a lot at Task Boss and it really is quite simple and FREE.
Follow this super simple guide and your business will be listed on Google in next to no time.
Get On “Google My Business”
The first step for you and your local business should be to get on Google’s My Business directory. You can get there by following this link.
Click on the “Start Now” button, and follow the prompts, enter in as many details as possible.
Make sure your address is accurate, as this is how people will find you, and it’s where Google will be sending you a post card to verify your business.
Keep an eye out in the mail for your Google postcard – when you receive this, it will contain a PIN number that you can enter to verify that the business is in fact yours, and also at this address.
Generally your verification post card will come within 5-6 days, but it depends on where you are located.
( you can also request a call rather than a postcard )
Set Up Your Google+ Page
Once you’ve verified your business, you can proceed to set up your full Google+ page.
Head over here and create your page.
Again, enter as much detail as possible, and add photos too. There are several categories you can add photographs to, including interior, exterior, at work, and more. Add a few good shots to each category so people can get a feel for your business.
Once you’re all set up, you’ll eventually get a great sidebar when people search for you, like this one.
People will also be able to start leaving your business reviews – this is great for your ranking, and helps provide social proof.
Whenever a customer is really happy with your service (which is hopefully very often!) it pays to ask them nicely if they wouldn’t mind leaving you a short Google review.
Is it all too much?
Doing this stuff is just too much for some people. Others just don’t have the time.
Some just want peace of mind that it’s been done the right way.
If you fall into any of the categories above, then contact us and we can make sure that your business is set up correctly.
Be found by the right people. Get on Google today.