SEO

Claim your place on Google

Even if you don’t have a website, you can still be found on Google an Google maps by joining Google my Business: https://www.google.com/business/

The process is simple and the website walks you through the steps. At some point, Google will ask you to verify your association to the business. They will ask you to do that by sending you a text or recorded message with a code if your business is listed in a business directory such as the old phonebook white pages. If they cannot find an “official” phone for you, they will send a postcard to your business address. BUT you can complete the registration before you verify.

Here’s what you’ll want to have at your fingertips to get it done quickly.

  • Name and address
  • Business hours
  • Images (jpg or png format):
    • logo, profile – need to be at least 250 px tall and wide
    • cover photo – a larger image, perhaps of your shop or employees
    • Option for more photos – choose what you’ most like you customers to see

Need more help – Google has more instructions for computer and device (iPad, smartphone) users.

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