With the growing popularity of online shopping, every business needs to be online. More than half of consumers online use Google search before making any buying decision. Mobile devices are gaining popularity over the desktop and 56% of traffic is mobile-driven. People are using mobile surfing more than ever before. It’s obvious that when people search on mobile, the local listing results are going to be influential.
By providing your business information in Google My Business, your business will be featured on Google Maps, Google Listings, the Knowledge Graph, and Search. Thus giving more visibility to your business on the Internet.
So, whether you are a home-based or a service based business, you should be listed on Google My Business.
Eligible businesses that can be listed on Google My Business
Storefront location: This is a business with a physical location and precise address, where customers are invited during the listed working hours.
Service Area Business: It is a service based business, where one served the customer at their private locations. For example plumbers, roofers, heat and air, florist, locksmith etc... .
Hybrid Business: These businesses show their storefront address and also designate a service area in GMB. A good example is a pizzeria. They typically have physical stores as well as services within their local area.
Individual Practitioners: An individual practitioner such as a doctor, lawyer or real estate agent, who is a public facing professional.
*An online-only business that does not make in-person contact with the customer is ineligible for a listing in Google My Business
Google My Business Features:
We set up your profile and optimize it with the right business information, keywords, images, updates, and daily posts so you can reach all the people who matter most to your business.