In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for businesses of all sizes and industries. For KBB retailers, creating a Google My Business profile can help improve their online visibility and attract more local customers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why Google My Business is important, how it can help kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom companies, how to set up a profile, and how to share access with Lead Wolf.
What is Google My Business?
Google My Business is a free tool provided by Google that allows businesses to manage their online presence across the Google search engine and maps. By creating a Google My Business profile, KBB retailers can:
- Increase their online visibility: A Google My Business profile can help your business appear in local search results, allowing potential customers to find your business more easily.
- Improve your online reputation: A Google My Business profile can allow customers to leave reviews and ratings, providing social proof of your services, and potentially increasing your online reputation.
- Manage important business information: You can easily manage your business information such as opening hours, phone number, address, and website through the profile.
- Attract more website traffic: By providing website links in your Google My Business profile, it can help attract more website traffic.
How to set up your Google My Business Profile
Execution Time: 10 minutes (plus verification time)
Part 1: Set up Google Business Profile
- Go to Google My Business and sign in with your Google account.
2. Click on the “Manage Now” button on the homepage, then enter your business name and category.
3. Select Yes to add a location
4. Enter your business address
5. Select your business if it appears on the list, if not then choose None of the Above
6. Add your service areas, e.g. local towns and villages near your showroom
7. Enter your contact information
8. Add your services
9. Input your showroom opening hours
10. Write a description for your business
11. Add some photography, for example of the showroom or recent projects (optional)
Part 2: Verifying your business
- You will receive a postcard to the business address listed on your new profile
- Go to this URL in your browser: http://google.com/verifymybusiness
- Enter the verification code and click verify
- Your business is now verified!
Once the verification is complete, you can share access with Lead Wolf so we can begin optimising and managing your Google My Business profile. This will include updating your business details such as opening hours and posting photography regularly. To share access with Lead Wolf, follow the steps below:
- Click on “Users” from the left menu
- Click the blue button for “Invite New Users” in the top right corner
- Enter the email address to want to share access with and select the role of manager
- Click “Invite”
To conclude, Google My Business is an essential tool for KBB retailers looking to improve their online visibility and attract more local customers. By following the steps above you can set up your profile and share access with Lead Wolf so we can help to manage your online presence. To get the full benefits from Google My Business it’s important to build up customer reviews, learn more about this in our next blog post!