Did You Know Google Has Given You A Free Website On The Most Valuable Site On The Internet?
It’s True... But You Need To Claim It
Google has given every business in the country a free website with it’s Google + Local scheme rolled out in 2012. On this website you can give out information about your business, display pictures and videos and have people can leave reviews. However you have to claim it first, which can be less than straight forward...
More on that in a minute.
The Google + Local Page of One Of Our Clients
Here's why your Google + Local website is so important.
- It's right up there on the first page of Google. This is the equivalent of having your store in the prime position at the shopping center where everyone who visits sees your shop front. Google displays 7 of these on the first page of it’s search results so we call them the magnificent 7!
This is because they get lots of viewers and can generate stacks of enquiries for your business. You need your business to be in the magnificent 7, preferably at the top of the list. The higher up you go, the more visitors you get.
- It's a free website! If you hadn't already got a website, now you do with a free platform provided by Google where you can showcase your business.
- It creates a very valuable high quality link through to your website which is great for SEO and helping your own site climb higher in the search results.
- It puts a live link straight through to your website right smack on the front page of Google which will get your more website visitors. And More visitors means more profitable new customers.
Claiming your Google + Local page and optimising it is one of the most important things you can do to generate new enquiries from the internet. It is free and fairly easy to do.
However a strong word of caution if you’re planning to do it yourself. It can be very time consuming and there are several disastrous traps awaiting the untrained beginner which can result in your site being suspended for 6 months or more.
What To Do Now
We offer a very cost effective service that where we claim your page for you, add all the content and optimise it. We also create up to 40 citations for you around the web in the correct format (one of the pitfalls for the newbie) and check your existing citations for problems. This helps your page move up the magnificent 7.