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Our Google My Business Services are essential for Local SEO. If you are one of the countless local businesses not listed with Google My Business, (or, maybe you listing is not optimized) you are way behind the times and technology.
The questions are, “Why aren’t you listed?” And! “Why is your listing not optimized?: There is little to dispute when people (buyers, users, purchasers, investors, businesses) need answers, solutions, products, and services, RIGHT NOW, they go to Google! Look at the latest statistics.
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Google My Business is crucial to any profitable Local SEO plan; regrettably, many companies are getting left behind. With SEO For Local’s Google My Business Services, you get to unleash the driving force of this impressive tool by having an optimized GMB listing that helps you capture hot leads, convert searchers into buyers, and build your brand.
GMB Most Frequently Asked
Questions and Answers
Google does not charge for GMB. It is a free business listing by which Google uses to drive traffic to local businesses.
Your GMB listing not only helps searchers find what they’re looking for, but it also empowers the GMB listings that are SEO optimized to have first access to these highly-valuable targeted leads. It is a win-win scenario for business owners and the searchers.
(a). Google is continually changing, and there is a possibility that they may eventually charge for this service at some point.
(b). Although this service is free of charge, you cannot post things as you see fit; Google has guidelines that all GMB listings must follow.
Yes, you can self-manage your Google My Business listing, but at what cost?
Do you have the time to continuously perform Local SEO by optimizing your listing, obtaining citations, and maintaining your rankings? Do you have the necessary SEO Tools and know-how to perform these tasks?
Do you have the time and SEO aptitude to keep up-to-date with Google’s new feature releases, their ever-changing guidelines, and deal with their constant stream of technology bugs?
If you hire us, the GMB experts at SEO For Local will ensure that your business is listed in the search results and converting prospects into customers; that way, you can concentrate on what you’re great at; growing your company and serving your customers.
Here is the MAJOR question you have to ask yourself, “Is my time well spent learning Local SEO, GMB, and the Google nuances versus running my business and paying the Local SEO experts to manage my GMB?”
Generally speaking, Google My Business campaigns cost anywhere from $300 and $2,500 per month; the figure is based on the level and degree of the competition, the geographical location, and your business needs.
The search engine game has evolved and is continuously changing. Since Google launched its mobile-first initiative, Google Maps, and Google My Business have been thrust into the forefront of search results, rankings, and conversions.
You could have the most fantastic website known to man, but your website will never appear in the Google 3 Packs. The only way to appear in those search results is to have a GMB profile that is SEO optimized.
Clearly, it would be best if you had a GMB profile in addition to your website and other social media accounts. Not having that GMB profile means that you are giving away valuable traffic to your competitors.
A properly optimized and well managed GMB listing leads to significantly better Google Map placement. Done correctly, it could lead to placement in the highly sought after Google 3-pack.
Landing in the Google 3-Pack has the same effect as landing in the top spots in the organic search listings. Hence, the reason why your GMB listing is so valuable.
The optimization process starts with your profile being 100% complete, which includes your NAP is being up-to-date; it moves from there to obtaining citations, reviews, making posts, and developing communications with searchers and customers when they ask questions and write reviews.
That being said, the good news is, not everyone understands the importance of optimizing their GMB. Consequently, it is possible to land in the Google 3-Pack with little to no optimization. Case in point, look at these listings.
What we see here is a prime opportunity for a remodeling business in the Los Angeles area to dominate the 3-Pak for the search term, “los angeles basement remodeling.”
None of those companies have their GMB profiles completely optimized. When you stop and think about it, just “1” lead in that type of remodeling business could mean landing a $10k to $100k+ contract. Needless to say, these three companies are blowing it!
Some of you are saying, “But they’re in the vaunted Google 3-Pack!” That is true! But they are there through osmosis, not because their GMB listings are optimized. This goes back to the old days of the organic search results when people ranked, even though they did no SEO.
BUT! When businesses caught on to SEO, those that ranked through osmosis got trampled by those doing SEO. I’m willing to bet that at some point, some savvy remodeling companies in Los Angeles are going to jump on this opportunity and crush these three.
If, upon attempting to claim your business, you see this dreaded message:
First off, you need to understand that there are numerous reasons why someone other than yourself may have control “Google My Business” profile.
Namely, the reasons are: (a). They use falsely claim GMB profiles to drive business to their businesses. (b). They sell leads generated by the falsely claimed GMB profile. (c). They use GMB listings for other nefarious reasons. (d). They underhandedly try to sell the GMB profile to the rightful business owner. (e). A former employee has control of the profile. (f). You forgot or lost the registered email.
To get you on the right path, you first need to watch these two short videos that give different twists on resolving this issue.
As a final step, you can seek support from Google My Business.
Yes, they can! Who can make changes to your GMB profile? Anyone, including your competitors. Honestly, as smart as the folks at Google are, they didn’t think this issue through, IMHO. These changes are referred to as “User-Generated Changes,” and they can go live on your listing.
That means anyone can change your address, phone number, etc.; this is why it’s essential to regularly monitor your listing.
Think of your GMB profile as you would your FaceBook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram pages. Each of those platforms offers a stream of traffic that you MAY NOT get from the Google Search Engine. So, to answer your question, GMB is suited for all types of businesses.
- Dry cleaners
- Beauty Salons
- Car Detailers
- Auto Mechanics
- Auto Body Shops
- Yoga Studio
- Personal Trainer
- Law Firms
- Home Services
- Dental Offices
- Medical Practices
- Retail Stores
- Insurance Agents
And many more!
Google My Business
- Optimize your GMB Listing
- Get your listing noticed
- Get you in Google’s 3 Pack
- Increase traffic and sales
- Get you ranked higher
- Increase user engagement
- Get you better citations
- Increase your positive reviews
- Decrease competitor’s spam
- Improve your website’s traffic
- Attract new customers
- Leverage GMB features
- Improve your reputation