WHY GOOGLE MY BUSINESS (GMB) IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY BUSINESS?
Google introduced GMB to encourage businesses to list their products and services so that customers can quickly contact and connect with their needs. The current world is digital-friendly; we search for everything online. Google search is the most used search engine.Maintaining good reviews and ratings is very important. In today’s scenario, we search for anything, be it doubts, products, or the food we seek and choose which is suitable for us. Likewise, if someone is searching for something related to your business, then you will appear on google search listings. So chances are high if the ratings and reviews are more because people generally prefer the best option available. You can easily reach people on Google with GMB, and contacting your business is simple because your location, number, and website are listed on it. If a company is not listed on google, it is like not reaching people. Potential customers are available online as well, so it is recommended for every small and big business to have a digital presence.
HOW TO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO GOOGLE MY BUSINESS?
STEP BY STEP PROCESS
1. Sign in to your business email and click on the link-
2. Select sign in or manage now.
3. Type your business name under find and manage your business
4. Add details like your business location, category, etc..
5. The next step is verification. You can also verify it later.
6. After that, you will be redirected to your Dashboard
7. Finally, Optimize your profile.
Type google my business in google search or Click on the link-https://www.google.com/intl/en_in/business/
Google My Business is entirely free to use, and there is no charge for anything.
On average, half of the website visits are from GMB.
Select sign in or manage. Make sure you use your correct email address to sign in.
Type your business name under find and manage your business. As Digirabia is already added, it appears on the listings. Once the business name is added, it seems right away in the search list.
When you are adding for the first time, click add your business to Google.
Add details like your business location, category, etc.,
The first detail asked is the name of the business.
Give your business name and click next.
Next, choose your business category. Choose the relevant category apt for your business.
Add your location here and click next. Give the location of your company or shop.
In some cases, like a plumber or an electrician may not have a location.
In such cases, click no and continue.
Where do you serve your customers? This is an optional question. Select yes or no and click next.
Choose the region and click Next. Select the country your business is located in the drop-down.
Add the URL of your website and also type the phone number and click next. If your business does not require a website, click, I don’t need a website.
Finally, your business details will be added. Click next
Select yes or no to receive updates or not and click Next.
The verification can be done in different ways. You can also verify it later.
- Verify a business listing by mail
- Verify a business listing by phone (available for select businesses)
- Verify a business listing by email (available for select businesses)
- Instantly verify a business listing (available for select businesses)
- Bulk verification (available for companies with 10+ locations)
Click to learn more to get verified in other ways.
After that, you will be redirected to your Dashboard.
The Dashboard has the following options.
You can complete your profile details from the home page
Here a post can be created by adding image, button, and description. You can also add a product and offer details also.
All the business information will be displayed in this tab.
Profile insights can be viewed from this tab.
You can check the user reviews and reply. Manage all reviews from this tab.
Answers can be given to customer’s questions from the messaging tab.
You can upload photos and videos of your business, products, or offers for customers to see.
Your uploads save here.
Add products to your Business Profile and show what you have in stock. Products refer only to those who have products to sell
The services offered by your business can be listed in this tab.
You can edit and publish your site.
You can add and permit new users to access your profile.
The other options in the Dashboard are;
- CREATE AN AD
- GET CUSTOM EMAIL
- ADD NEW LOCATION
- MANAGE LOCATIONS
- VERIFY LOCATION
- LINKED ACCOUNTS
Finally, finish by Optimizing your profile.
How to optimize your profile?
- Add all the business information and make sure your profile is complete.
- Encourage customers to add a review.
- Reply to all the revisions added by customers.
- Add photos and publish google posts.
- Use keywords in the description
Adding a business to google listings is very important for any business. You get much attention from visitors, and they can quickly contact your business.