Have you got a Google My Business listing? If not why not?

For several years now Google has been showing local businesses near the top of its search results in what is currently called the Google My Business listings. They have had several names over the years – Google Places, Google 7 Pack, Google 3 Pack, the Snack Pack to name but a few!

With the Yellow Pages now gone from our world, people have turned to the internet when looking for a local business or tradesman. Being in the top 3 Google My Business listings is hugely important to your business.

If you are not sure what we are talking about here is a screenshot of what they are:

Over the last 12 months there has been a huge increase in the number of searches made with the words ‘near me’ in them. For example ‘plumber near me’. Because Google knows where you are by your IP address or if you are on a mobile, your location services, they will give you the closest businesses to you at that particular moment. This includes the Google My Business listings.

Did you know that 50% of people who make a search for a local business actually make contact with a business that day. Over 75% of people do so within the following 24 hours.

One thing that most people look at when looking for a business or a product online are reviews. The GMB listings enable you to show reviews which can have a massive effect on the number of people clicking through to your website. In fact the number of people clicking through to the businesses website from a GMB listing increased by 29% in 2018.

But, apart from the fact that having a listing is FREE, the number one reason to have a listing is that your competitors have one! And, if yours is well optimised, then you stand a much better chance of ranking higher than them. This is now hugely important as Google has been trialling a change to the number of listings they will show in their results. Last week it had reduced to 20 listings on a desktop but only 10 on a mobile or tablet! You can see why the need to be at the top is paramount?

16% of businesses who have a listing received over 100 calls per month in 2018. This is one of my favourite stats – 96% of GMB listings are viewed at least 25 times per month with 49% of listings receiving over 1000 searches per month.

We recently created ours and already we have seen a 243% increase in the number of views of our listing. This will only grow as time goes by.

So, you see, it is not a case of whether you have a GMB listing, you MUST have one!

See some awesome stats in our post here

Add into the fact that you can now have adverts (called posts) and a link to book appointments inside your Google My Business listing and it becomes a no-brainer, doesn’t it?

A Google My Business listing, on Page 1 of Google, is guaranteed to get your Business MORE customers.

We can help!

We will not only build the listing for you but then maintain that listing each month to ensure that it stays on Page 1 of Google.

Ask yourself, what is your individual customer value?

Just 1 new customer could repay your investment in full

Get your listing built TODAY

ONLY £97 + vat

(then just £25 + vat per month maintenance)

(After checkout you will be transferred to a page where you can enter your business details and we will contact you within 24 hours. We will also send you over a receipt for your business records)