Three reasons why you should verify your Google business listing. As a small business owner, you might think if you’re good at what you do, you don’t need to be on Google. Unfortunately, this is the type of thinking that could be costing you customers. Here’s why:
- Over 50% of consumers search for local businesses online, 75% of them on Google. If you haven’t verified your Google business listing, there’s a good chance that you’re not showing up when customers are searching for the products and services that you provide.
- Your Google business listing is home to some of the most powerful and free online advertising available, your Google reviews. Close to 85% of people trust online reviews as much as they would trust recommendations from family and friends. With a verified account you can engage with customer reviews to improve customer satisfaction.
- You might think that people will call you if they need directions to your business. Maybe but most people, over 50% will look you up online or use their smartphone and an app like Google maps. And if you’re not showing up in their search, how do they even know you exist? Let me help you get verified and start reaching the customers who are searching for your business.
Congratulations on choosing to get your business verified! But that is just the first step to reaching more customers. You need a company that can help optimize your business’s online presence and get your business ranked in the Google 3 pack on the SERP (search engine results page). Contact us at Innovative SEO and see what we can do for your business.