In 2021 it’s more important than ever to have an online business presence – it’s just like having a building with your signage on it that people see when they drive by. These days, people are searching for reputable small businesses on Google. Having an optimized Google My Business listing makes you searchable and helps potential customers find you and interact with you faster. Also, it’s free! Let’s cover 3 additional benefits:
1) Show up in local map searches – 46% of all searches have local intent and they can’t find you when they search “[business] near me” unless you are actually there.
2) Earn your customer’s Trust – People like convenience and they trust businesses that make it easy to interact with them. Google My Business makes you easier to find and establishes you as a legitimate business.
3) Increase sales with a better reputation – Customers can’t do business with you if they can’t find you, and they also won’t choose you unless you look good next to your competitors with your Google star ranking.