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Do you use Google+? It’s ok to admit if you don’t, but even if you don’t use it for personal purposes, it’s crucial your business does. Did you know that 97 percent of your customers search for your business online? Google My Business makes sure your information is out there for your customers to easily find. Here’s a few things to think about.

Is your Google My Business page claimed? If not, no problem! Create a gmail account, click Get on Google, authorize your business, then verify through phone. After you are verified you will want to update your page with contact information, address, hours of operation, and pictures.

Does your Google My Business page link to your website and social pages? This makes it simple for customers to learn as much as possible about your business and follow you on their preferred platform.

Is your location new, or not listed on Google maps? Use Google Map Maker to add your business so people can find your location.

Do you want to grow your base of customers? Umm, who wouldn’t? Use Google My Business to share content and engage your customers. Ask for reviews & ratings from your loyal fans and respond to their feedback.

Thinking about then doing these simple steps will provide your local business with the foundation it needs to help current and prospective customers find your business and connect with you. If you have any questions or need help creating your Google My Business page, email Brittany at [email protected].

If you’re overwhelmed or don’t have time, Voltage can help with your local business listing optimization by managing your Google+ Local listing, supporting directories, and ensure that it will drive reviews and engagement.

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