Being listed in Google My Business is a great way to get your business online and noticed. But with so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Section 1: What is Google My Business?

As the name suggests, Google My Business is a feature that allows anyone with an internet connection to list their business. That means that anyone can use Google My Business as a service to give potential clients and customers an easy way to find them. In addition to having their name and address, they can also list their phone number, address, hours of operation and if they accept reservations.  Also included in the information they list is the ability to add photos and a short bio. All of this information is used to help search engines make an informed decision on how to rank your business, so it’s a win-win for everyone.  What Google does with the information is largely up to them.

Create a business page

The most obvious option for getting your business online is to create a business page. This is exactly what it sounds like — a page where you can provide your information about your business, including your location, opening hours and contact information.  If you’re not already, you can go to this link and create a Google My Business account. This is especially helpful if you’re considering adding on content and would like a larger audience to read your blog and see what you’re up to.  But don’t worry about leaving out anything important. You can always edit this page later.  Reviews  Reviews are also a great way to get your business online, as the people who write them are likely to share them online — and it’s also another way to get your Google My Business page noticed.

Connect your store with Google Maps

Your customers can easily find you on Google Maps by going to “Digital Romans” My Business.  You can also keep them updated by adding a link to your Google My Business page on your website. Make sure that the link is prominently featured on your business’s homepage.  This is a free service that only takes a few minutes to set up.  If you are going to add the link to your homepage, then make sure that your Google Maps branding is consistent across all pages.  Once your Google Maps listing is set up, make sure that your customers can easily find you. Here are a few simple steps to do so:  At the top of your homepage, add a new menu button.

Optimize your business listing

Sites like Google My Business provide tips on how to start optimizing your business listing for the best possible position and visibility on the site. These tips include things like adding location information, adding photos, and more.  Connect with users  Once you’re in the Google My Business platform, you can then connect with your potential customers to offer them more info about your business. You can do this by using the Google My Business widgets to ask questions, and it will automatically post them to your Google My Business page.  Focus on goals  Once you’re finished with everything you need to do to get your business listed, you should set about creating your own listing.

Get reviews from customers

If you want to get reviews from customers, check out the reviews section. Search for your business using the address you had on record on Google My Business and reviews will appear. You can create a list of your most favourite reviews, which can be a great way to keep track of all the good things happening at your store.  Get Google reviews through reviews API  To increase the number of reviews, you can also allow Google to collect reviews directly through your business. All you need to do is sign up with Google My Business and implement the Google Reviews API.  Get Google reviews through the website  If you want to get Google reviews through your website, then make sure it has a reviews section. Search for your business, choose the review option and scroll down until you see your reviews section.

Tips for increasing the visibility of your page

Here are a few tips for getting your business listed in Google My Business (GMB):  Keep your website up-to-date.  Use a WordPress page for all your businesses.  Learn how to manage and schedule your posts.  Make sure your business listings are optimized for mobile.  Add a map link.  Add a location tag.  Learn how to get to new locations.  GMB allows you to manage your business page from the very same page as your website. That means you can post new events and product listings on your website, and then once they are posted you can easily manage them from the GMB page.  More on Small Businesses in Google  Learn how to make money with Google AdWords  Google AdWords has been helping small businesses make money online since 2004.