Would you like 15,000 more people – each month – to find your business online?!
If you’re not using the marketing phenomenon of Google My Business, then you might as well pack up your business! Here’s a great example from Ashmar Farmstay near Gloucester to help you understand what you need to know about Google My Business (GMB).
The most important benefit is that Google always places the GMB listing at the top of any searches. On a desktop computer or laptop, the GMB listing will appear at the top right hand side of your screen.
But for mobile devices (phones, tablets) the GMB listing is the first item that people will see. So why should anyone continue scrolling down after that?!
In a Barrington Coast example, Ashmar Farmstay near Gloucester has a highly successful Google My Business listing. Ashmar Farmstay is booked solidly throughout the year and there’s a good reason why. For example, during the month of June 2020 they enjoyed the following:
- 15,025 people found them on Google searches
- 4,825 searches used key word variations of “farm stay nsw”
- 192 asked for directions
- 228 visited their website
- plus customers are leaving great reviews online!
This is online marketing gold. Have you claimed your own GMB listing yet?
(This article originally by Emma Brown published on www.blog.hootsuite.com 15 Mar 2018)
First thing first, what is Google My Business?
Essentially, Google My Business is a business listing service. It’s a free service that every small business owner should know about and use. Through Google My Business, you can control the information displayed for your business across all of Google’s services including Google Maps. If you change a piece of info in Google My Business, like your hours or location, it will automatically update everywhere.
Why should you care about Google My Business? Users don’t simply look things up on the internet, they Google it. Over 3.5 billion searches are made every single day on Google, so you want to make sure you can be found.
There are a multitude of reasons to use Google My Business:
- It’s simple and easy to use;
- It’s important for SEO;
- It gives you a competitive edge;
- It can boost engagement;
- Google My Business is like a mini website;
- It includes analytics;
- It’s free!
Tips for using Google My Business:
- Claim your Google My Business page;
- Fill out everything;
- Add images;
- Treat it like an extension of your social media;
- Add value
Read the full article at blog.hootsuite.com